Even though a large amount of children report being cyber-bullied when surveyed, 33% don’t inform their parents according to Nobullying.com. Children might not report cyber-bullying because of shame, fear of retaliation by their bully, or worries that their parents won’t take it seriously or restrict access to computers, cell phones and tablets. It is extremely important for parents to let their children know that bullying in any form is wrong, and that it should not be tolerated or hidden.
It is your responsibility as a parent to keep an open line of communication with your children. Ask them if they have been cyber-billed. Ask them if they have been threatened online. Encourage your children to tell you or another adult, that they trust, as soon as a cyber-bullying incident occurs. Also be sure to friend all your children’s Social Media platforms and know their passwords.