Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying

New useful Guidance for parents on e-safety

cyberbullying

A recently published document from the Department of Education sets out some really useful advice and contact numbers for parents of primary and secondary aged children.

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using technology. Whether on social media sites, through a mobile phone, or gaming sites, the effects can be devastating for the young person involved. There are ways to help prevent a child from being cyberbullied and to help them cope and stop the bullying if it does happen. Parents and carers need to be aware that most children have been involved in cyberbullying in some way, either as a victim, perpetrator, or bystander. By its very nature, cyberbullying tends to involve a number of online bystanders and can quickly spiral out of control. Children and young people who bully others online do not need to be physically stronger and their methods can often be hidden and subtle.

Advice is given on;

  • Social Networking
  • Advice for children
  • Possible signs of bullying
  • Getting offensive content taken down
  • Contact details for social networking sites and Mobile Phone companies

To read the full document – https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/375420/Advice_for_Parents_on_Cyberbullying_131114.pdf 

 

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