More Resources to Help Your Kids with Cyber-Bullying
During the week we touched on a few ways to place boundaries on the internet. We are going to spend more time discussing that topic today. We already mentioned to keep the computer in an open area. This means that for many reasons it is not wise to have a computer in your child’s bedroom. It is also a good idea to keep cell phones out in an open area of the house as well. You can create a charging station where the family can put their cells together. There are many reasons for this one being it will help with creating an atmosphere for family time to happen. Another thing that should happen is that parents should have access to the child’s email and social networking accounts. This is for your child’s protection.
There are many who may feel these are extreme measures but as we have discussed in the past your child’s protection is more important. This can help the parent not only be aware of any bullying that is taking place but can help protect the child from bigger threats such as predators. We can remind ourselves, and our children if need be, that internet and cell phones are a privilege not a right. With allowing our children these privileges it requires the parent greater responsibility in monitoring.
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