Is your child a victim of cyberbullying? What are you doing to protect them? Statistics reveal that over 25% of young people get harassed online and 90% of them won’t even tell their parents about their plight at the hands of cyberbullies.
With over 60% of teens perpetually hiding their online activity from their parents, it makes it difficult to identify the children as victims of harassment online. Parents often use parental control tools or confiscate their children’s device, restrictions and punishments that aren’t rarely effective.
The more suitable approach is to educate your teens or preteens about the risky online behaviors which can prepare them better against cyberbullying and to keep an open dialogue with them as soon as they are exposed to the internet.
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