The digital age is a blessing. However,, if you have a teen who is being cyber-bullied, you may not agree. Unfortunately, this occurrence is more common than many people know and it’s gotten somewhat out of control.
As a parent, it’s your job to keep your child safe and shielded from harm and negativity, but this is the real world and that isn’t always possible. As a result, you need to check in on what they are doing on their mobile device on a regular basis. It may even be a good idea to use confidentiality agreements offered by some apps, before your child is allowed to interact with someone else online.
This may not be your teen’s favorite option, but with the apps and technology available today, such as confidentiality agreements, you can feel better about what your child is doing online. They will also feel safer and while they may not now, one day your child will thank you for protecting them from the ugly side of the Internet while they were still young.
Regardless of whether your child is the bully or being bullied, it’s not ok. You have to take action to stop both of these from happening. Don’t sit back complacent and be part of the problem when there are tools at your disposal that can help.
If you want to protect your child, use the tips here and think about implementing innovative technology, such as the confidentiality agreements offered by some apps.
Find out more about how to keep your child safe online by visiting the Play Nice website.