Restricting the number of people who have access to contact information or details about interests, habits, or employment lessens exposure to bullies that you or your child do not know. This may limit the risk of becoming a target and may make it easier to identify the bully if you or your children are harassed. […]
Kids are especially vulnerable to the threats that social networking sites present. Although many of these sites have age restrictions, children may misrepresent their ages so that they can join. By teaching children about Internet safety, being aware of their online habits, and guiding them to appropriate sites, parents can make sure that the children […]
Do not react to the bully. If your child is targeted by a cyberbully, keep a cool head. Remind your child that most people understand bullying is wrong. Let your child know they should not respond in kind. In its place, urge them to work with you to save the evidence and talk to you […]
You might want to keep some websites off-limits to your kids, and there are multiple ways of doing so. Parental control software provides advanced, customizable oversight of what websites are allowed on a device. At the same time, there are permissions like the ones within Apple iOS that let you quickly limit the domains that […]
As the most popular app in the world for young children and adolescents, TikTok relies on quick, constant video streams designed to maximize attention. It not only plays havoc with a child’s viewing time, but also their exposure to inappropriate content. Family controls raise your awareness and allow you to set limitations. Go to Profile […]
Most kids don’t bully, and there’s no reason for anybody to put up with it. If your child sees cyberbullying happening to someone else, encourage him or her to try to stop it by telling the bully to stop and by not engaging or forwarding anything. Researchers say that bullying usually stops pretty quickly when […]
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