How To Protect Your Kids from Cyber Bullying - Do you think your kids are just playing games online or innocently chatting with friends on the computer? While you are hopefully correct in your assumptions, you can never be too careful; cyber bullying can happen any time of the day.
Teenagers use cellphones and computers to harass others by sending malicious text messages, uploading embarrassing photos or videos on websites, or taking over someone's social media profile or creating a new one.
Although it takes place in cyberspace, there are several things you can do at home to protect your children from being harassed online. These tips will help you get started.
Prevent Cyber Bullying - You can prevent cyber bullying by knowing what your kids are doing online and establishing certain rules on the use of cellphones and computers. This will help minimize the chances that your teenager will harass someone online or be a victim of cyber bullying.
Stopbullying.gov tips to help you protect your kids:
* Install monitoring software on your kids' devices and tell your children that it's your responsibility as a parent to check their interactions when you consider it appropriate
* Teach your kids to abstain from sharing photos or videos that might cause them problems if other people see them, especially people who are not their friends
* "Follow" your kids on social media or ask another adult to do it on your behalf so you can stay up-to-date on what they are doing or saying
* Tell them it's important that they tell you if they are the victims of cyber bullying so that you can help them
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