Every innovation will have its own positive and negative side. One such problem that has come to light is called cyberbullying. It is an approach used by people to bully others through digital devices, and social media.
Social media including Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook are no exception to cyberbullying. The target for such intimidation is primarily students. It is done with and without any personal motive.
Look at the infographics that shows disruptive statistics on cyberbullying
Irrespective of the gender, children are abused through social media postings, comments and chats. Sharing images that are offensive or passing on adverse comments are all part of cyberbullying. The cyberbullying statistics persented in the above infographic showcases the growing impact of it among our children.
Most of the times children could not handle this and fearing to escalate to parents feel depressed and even commits suicide.
Therefore, it is time now that every parent gets some education about cyberbullying to not only protect your kids but to help them come out of it.
Do you know? Cyberbullying not only threatens teenage children but also make them feel taking revenge. This leads to a complete change in their behavior and this character. This can lead to mental and health problems for kids.
Parents beware; watch your kids to nurture them for a bright future. Never hesitate to report cyberbullying to save all the victims in your nation.
What parents can do if they feel that their kid is being cyberbullied
- Talk to your kid and find out what happened. Tune in to the entire story without disturbing. Be quiet and approve of what is being said. Remind your kid that it is typical to feel upset yet it is never OK to be cyberbullied. Ask your kid what he/she might want to happen before you make any recommendations.
- Do not anticipate your kid to resolve things themselves. Encourage them to open up at home.
- Handle every incident systematically. Never overlook or understate charges about cyberbullying.
- Maintain a log of the occurrences, the place where the cyberbullying occurred, who was concerned, how often, etc. Do not try to tackle the person or even their family on your own.
- Get in touch with the school / local police department. Try to know whether the school can resolve this issue by involving the bully’s parents. Get an appointment and speak to a school administrator/counselor.
- If your kid request to stay away from any social media networks, understand and evaluate the impacts before taking any action.
- Talk about cyberbullying during board meetings in the school and with parents too i.e. PTA.
Schools and parents need to face this issue and consider any example of cyberbullying an important one. Counteracting cyberbullying requires the cooperation of all significant school constituencies, school pioneers, educators, local police department, guardians, and parents. By taking planned school-wide measures and furnishing people with the systems (such as standard anti-bullying policy) to balance upcoming threats from online social networks, schools can lessen the occasions of cyberbullying and be better prepared to address it when it happens.