Tuesday, May 21, 2013
School Your Children in Dealing with Cyberbullies
There are steps children can take to prevent cyberbullying. Encourage them not to pass along the messages. They should ask the bullies to stop. Block communications with the bullies. They should let you know immediately that they're being blocked. Make sure your children know to never give out their passwords to anyone except you. Let them know it's never OK to give someone online their name, address, social security number or any other important information. Because cyberbullying can take place on your watch, it's important you know what's going on. You want to be informed, so keep home computers in places you can see them. Let your children know they can tell you anything, especially if they're being harassed. Always save any messages or pictures your child receives in case you need them in the future. If you can find out who is bullying your child, consider talking to that child or their parents to put an end to the bullying.