What to do if your child is being bullied
What can you as a parent do to prevent your child from being bullied online? Read some good advice from chatdanger.com.
Situation: A child is being bullied at school during the day and receiving nasty and threatening emails and texts at night. They feel there is no escape from this 24/7 abuse and are getting really stressed by this.
What can you do?
1. Tell them not to erase any messages they receive from their bully. They should keep a record of every message they receive.
2. Encourage them to tell you about this.
3. Tell them not to reply to any bullying messages they receive.
4. Look into how they can block these messages.
5. Tell them that it is not their fault
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Suggested topics to discuss with your child related to cyber bullying:
- Where would you draw the line between teasing and bullying?
- Is teasing okay? What is bullying?
- Is it okay to spread rumours about others?
- Is it okay to log on to others' webpages or chat programs?
- What should you consider and whom must you ask permission from before sharing information or pictures of others online?
- What do you do if someone you know is being treated badly online or on mobiles?
- Why can it be difficult to tell someone else if you're being bullied?
- What would you do if you have hurtful experiences?
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