Today Cyber bullying is a serious problem faced the children and teens. Parents are more aware of these issues today because of highly covered child and teen suicides that happen because of cyber bullying.
It’s important not only to talk about what cyber bullying is but how to stop cyber bullying. Talking to children about the consequences of cyber bullying is often not enough. Teaching your children to respect one another and getting them to report any behavior to you they find inappropriate is important, as well.
Once cyber bullying starts your response may need to depend on the situation. Parents can?t usually turn to schools for off-campus incidents, even if the students attend school together because the law often says when schools are involved they are infringing on a student?s right to speech. Often, parents must take care of the situation without the school’s help.
To help stop cyber bullying, parents need to have open and honest conversations with their children about what they do and see online. Children should be able to come to a parent or another trusted adult if they are being cyber bullied.
By giving a child this open line of communication, a parent can help them deal with anything which comes their way. Parents should take what their child says seriously and be sure they act upon anything suspicious or bothersome to their child. Internet usage needs to have a limit on it for children to help prevent them from cyber bullying.