Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying

Mashable recently published this infographic on online bullying. They say

According to a recent study by internet security company McAfee, kids are witnessing and sometimes engaging in cyber bullying. Almost one in four of teens claimed to be a target of cyberbullying and two-thirds of all teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, notes the Teen Internet Behavior study.

But only one in 10 parents are aware that their teens could be targets of cyberbullying.

Although the statistics are from the USA, it’s worth noting that only 10% of parents are aware their child is having problems. This obviously calls for more parent vigilance and an openness where children can feel that they can discuss these issues with their parents.

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