Home » Uncategorized » What to do if you think your child is being Cyber Bullied

What to do if you think your child is being Cyber Bullied

There are steps parents can take if you think your child is being Cyber Bullied

  • First, make sure your child knows you love and support them.
  • Convince the child to take a step back from the situation by taking a break from their computer or mobile device.
  • Take screenshots of the cyberbullying activity.
  • If your child knows the identity of the bully, consider discussing the situation with the bully’s parents.
  • Consider contacting school authorities. If bullying is taking place online, it’s possible that it’s also happening in person at school.

While it may sound a bit like you’re violating their privacy, make sure your kids know that you might take a look at their messaging apps and browser history at any time. Even when they’re in the middle of a conversation or a study session. This will make them more mindful in their communications and may make them think twice about talking to strangers or participating in cyberbullying.


See also: How to Keep your Children Safe Online: The Ultimate Guide for the non Techy Parent

Not only pay attention to your child’s online behavior but also pay attention to what you’re doing online. Think twice before posting photos of your child. If you do, restrict access to trusted friends and family. Don’t share your child’s full name. Also, think twice before allowing them to have a Facebook or Twitter account.

If your kids are already on social networks, friend them or follow them. Make sure they confirm you as a friend or follower. That way they know you’ll see what they post online. Sure, they can post things and block you from seeing them, but you’re going to be randomly checking their social media account, computer, and mobile device activity anyway, so…

READ ALSO  Airtel is fastest broadband in Nigeria – new report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Check Also

lekki massacre

This man, Abiobun Owonikoko contests Lekki Massacre reports

Counsel to Lagos State Government on ...


‘NITMA best IT Company’ nomination is an open declaration – KONN3CT’s Newwaves

Newwaves Ecosystem, KONN3CT’s innovators, says its ...


Agricorp to invests massive N20bn and create over 100,000 jobs

Agricorp says it is set to ...


Nweke leads five-man team on awareness @NCCF-ICT

The Sectoral Working Group (SWG) of ...

WhatsApp NITDA

NITDA identifies exciting reason for ICT record contribution to the GDP

NITDA has said the existence of ...

Skip to toolbar