The Dangers of Technology
It’s hard to be a parent these days. In today’s world where technology takes up so much space in our lives, it has also shown us many dangers that are our kids are being exposed to.
While our kids use the internet primarily for games and entertainment, online predators are lurking in every corner, waiting for their young, innocent victims.
What is Cyberbullying?
Then there’s cyberbullying, which has been a big issue lately. What makes it so worrisome is that the victims can never really get away from it as it’s on all their social media apps on mobile phones and computers, and even in school. What can you do when most of the attacks done online are from anonymous or fake profiles? These profiles are created by people who constantly say mean things or share embarrassing or private details about their victims.
Signs of Cyberbullying
Is your child a victim of cyberbullying? How would you know?
Kidguard shares the infographic below to show parents how they can spot the signs of cyberbullying.
The questions below help you to begin to identify if your child has become the target of cyberbullying.
Have you noticed a change in emotional behavior?
Has their willingness to attend school changed?
Have you noticed a drop in grades?
Are they avoiding or becoming upset by technology?
Has your child lost interest in things they once enjoyed?
While the behaviors stated in the questions may be related to some causes other than cyberbullying, you may want to have a serious talk with your child to know what’s behind the behaviors you have observed. It’s crucial that your kids trust you to tell you the truth about what’s going on in their lives.
Only when you’ve identified the problem can you begin to work together on a solution.
Kidguard Helps Protect Children Online
To know how to protect your child, read Kidguard’s Parents’ Survival Guide To Online Safety, which covers important information and actionable insights on cyberbullying and online predators.
KidGuard is a technology services company whose mission is to protect children online. The company brings awareness and inspires solutions on the issues of cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide, and childhood depression in the age of technology. KidGuard educates parents on solutions to digital parenting problems and also runs a popular child cell phone monitoring software to allow parents to stay involved in their child’s life online.