- Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
- Back to School
- Cell Phone Parenting
- Character Strengths and Life Skills
- Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
- Early Childhood
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social
- Learning with Technology
- Marketing to Kids
- News and Media Literacy
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Screen Time
- Sex, Gender, and Body Image
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- Technology Addiction
- Violence in Media
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.