What can you do about it?
What can I do about cyber bullying?
There are a few things that you can do.
Talk to your kids about it.
When you take the time to discuss what cyber bullying is, it will bring awareness. Bringing up key points to your children should be specific to the way that you are comfortable with.
Below are a few things to consider asking or talking to your kids about with regards to cyber bullying.
• Do they know what it is?
There are going to be some children that have not even heard of cyber bullying. However, they may call it something else and it is important to find out if this is the case.
• Have they ever seen any form of cyber bullying?
Do not be afraid to ask this question. Chances are that at some point they have seen it. If they have been witnessed to cyber bullying, ask them where it occurred. Not only will this give you an idea where cyber bullying occurs, but it will also let you know the kind of web sites they are visiting.
• Did they ever participate in cyber bullying?
Realistically this is more common than you may think. If they do admit to participating in this kind of activity, you may want to consider discussing it with them in-depth. Nobody wants to have their child doing things like that, but if your child is willing to discuss it with you that may not necessarily be a bad thing. Taking corrective action immediately is the best way to prevent cyber bullying from occurring.
• Have they ever been the victim of cyber bullying?
This is a very important thing to bring up to your child because they may not want to talk about being bullied. Many children will go so far as to hide it from their parents because they fear they will make matter worse.
If you find out that ANY form of cyber bullying has occurred, you should talk to everyone involved. When other parents take the time to discuss it with their children too, it will greatly reduce cyber bullying from happening among that social group.
While those are all key points to discuss with your children, there could be times when you have had these discussions and it still continues to be a problem. When that occurs a monitoring software is the best solution.
In many cases if you talk to the bullies’ parents about what is happening, the issue will resolve itself, but if necessary you will have the ability to print out the recorded events and provide them to your local law enforcement agency, or your child’s school guidance counselor.
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How long does cyber bullying last?
Cyber bullying can last longer in comparison to that of a school yard bullying. This can go on for very long periods of time because when you are online there is a certain level of anonymity that allows people to continually bully a person and they may have no idea who that person is.
Is group bullying common?
Group bullying is becoming more and more common and the stereotype of bullies is changing because of it. When we were children we had to contend with bullies at school or in the neighborhood. Now it is online and anyone can do it anywhere in the world.
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When you use monitoring software you will be able to determine if cyber bullying is happening when your child is online. Having this keen insight to their web surfing habits will assist you with confronting this tough issue with your child.
"When bullying is done over the Internet you think you can get away with it because you don't see the emotional reaction as if it were done face to face. You don't see the person crying and being upset. So it is much easier to be more mean and hurtful. When I received those e-mails It took me long to recover but thank to my Mom who found out right on time I'm back to being my self."
- Victim of Cyber Bullying