How to Protect Your Kids from Cyber-Bullying
With the increase of technology, anyone can fall victim of cyberbullying at any time.
20 October 2016
We’ve all seen how the internet and social media have helped spread aggression and hostility to anyone, anywhere.
Although cyberbullying can affect anyone, it takes a particularly destructive toll on kids and teens who are vulnerable by nature.
In order to protect your children from this sort of abuse, it is important to understand what cyber bullying is.
What is cyberbullying?
Like bullying, cyberbullying is a sort of abuse that takes place online through any electronic device such as cell phones, computers, tablets etc.
Additionally, online tools such as social media websites, text messages, chats, forums and other websites can help increase the risk of cyber bullying as it opens channels of communication for any and every one to connect to one another.
How is cyberbullying different from traditional bullying?
It is said that kids who are victims of cyberbullies are often bullied in person as well. However, there are a number of different ways that cyberbullying differentiates from traditional bullying.
How to prevent cyberbullying
In order to prevent cyberbullying it is important to be aware of your children’s online activities. Cell phone and computer rules must be enforced, not only for the issue of bullying, but for the children’s health, safety and overall wellbeing.
By setting rules and boundaries as a parent, you are essentially minimizing the chances of your child from being victimized from cyberbullying and harassment.