How do I prepare my kids for an online world where cyberbullying is a risk?

No parent wants to see his or her kid get hurt, online or anywhere else. But the reality is that, if kids are online and interacting with others, there's a chance they will encounter mean behavior and maybe even cyberbullying.

The most important step you can take is talking to your kids about responsible online behavior. Next, you can make sure they know what to do if they encounter cyberbullying or mean behavior directed at them or another person.

Beyond these steps, you might talk to your kids about their online experiences so far. Ask them if anything has ever happened online that made them uncomfortable, angry, or sad. You also could ask them to tell you about a friend's experience -- kids are often more open to discussing someone else's issues rather than their own.

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Teen, 13 years old written by johnl621

you could tell them if somebody say something bad just turn your headset off or just tell your just report them because if they get enoff report they will be band
Teen, 14 years old written by LostInPLace

They will learn from school how to deal with it. But keep them off games meant for older people and make sure there introduced slowly, and keep tabs on them, until they are confident in the online world.