One very real thing on the internet is when kids get bullied. This is known as cyberbullying. What happens is that on social networking sites, email, or instant messaging platforms, there will be bullies that say hurtful comments to other kids. There are some things that you can do about cyberbullying when it happens to your kids.
If your children are using social networking or instant messaging platforms, try to keep an eye on what is going on. It’s important to know what is going on in case there are hurtful comments and situations that your children are part of.
If there are comments in your children’s contacts, be sure that you get them blocked as soon as possible. It’s not useful for your child to see these comments over and over. Let your child know this this is something that can happen when using the internet.
Talk to your child about randomly accepting conversations with strangers. Most times when someone is bullied online there is a fake profile made where one will say hurtful things. If these strangers are avoided, it solves this problem and many others.
Don’t let the comments continue. Do everything you can do to stop it as soon as possible.
If you know who is doing this to your child, be sure to try to talk to the parents of the bully as soon as possible. This can help stop it not only for your child but other children in the future as well. Document everything so there is some proof about what is going on.
If this situation does happen to your child, talk to him or her about what is going on in their personal life. Many times these types of situations mean that there are issues going on at school that might need to be looked into.