Stop_cyberbullying_smallBullying has followed children online. Was your child one of them?

 With few teens actually talking to their parents about incidents of cyberbullying involving them or occurring at their school, it’s hard to know.

What can you do as a parent?

  • Initiate a dialogue with your children about the internet: how to browse the internet safely, what the risks are and ask them about cyber bullying.
  • Set rules for safe internet usage and track which websites they’re on. Use BullGuard’s parental controls included in its internet security suite to keep an eye on them, block their access to inappropriate sites and content and enforce your rule
  • Cyberbullying is typically ongoing, so be sure to check in on your children on a regular basis.
  • Work with your children’s school to understand what they are doing to prevent cyberbullying. It might be argued that there’s a fine line between a student’s free speech and cyberbullying, and schools often run into such issues. However, they are also often perceived to be overstepping their authority when it comes to these matters, so they need your help.
  • Be supportive, you need to be a resource for your children, should they be the victim of a cyberbully attack, make sure they know you’re on their side.

One of the most effective methods against cyberbullying is to block the bully. BullGuard’s internet security suite can help you with that. Purchase BullGuard Internet Security 2013 today, and block cyberbullies from reaching your children.

What’s your best defense against cyberbullies? Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

avatarWritten by Kirsten Dunlaevy (197 Posts)

Kirsten Dunlaevy is a blogger for BullGuard. With a background in advertising and branding she is extremely familiar with the ups and downs of social media and the world of communication. Kirsten is here to educate you on how to navigate all things digital, in a safe and responsible manner. Her other passions are decidedly un-digital, she loves being out on the water and cooking.


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