Should I talk to my preschooler about cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is only a threat to kids using social media and digital-communications tools, so it's not a concern for most preschoolers.

But as preschoolers start experimenting with apps and computers, you can start talking with them about how to follow the same rules of behavior -- including being kind and respectful -- while playing games online and interacting with others through the phone or computer as they use face to face. Also, sit with your kids as they go online to make sure they're finding age-appropriate material.

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Kid, 11 years old

Teach them about real world bullying, but not cyberbullying as they won't have any access to social media, text or online games.
Teen, 13 years old written by Beth533

no because any child under 4 shouldnt be on the internet, there not going to miss out on anything and are certainely not going to learn anything
Teen, 15 years old written by considermythoughts

Not a pre-schooler, only when they start actually having access and control or partial control over a device (phone, Ipod, tablet, even when share with a sibling) and can text. Don't scare them at such a young age, it's not good (think young-age depression and such).