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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:51 PM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-17/father-crusades-to-stop-cyber-bullies-after-daughters-suicide/6703668

 

 

"It's so easy to sit behind a computer screen and type something nasty and push the send button and think 'ha, ha, I've done something,'

 

but the consequences on the other end could be like us — it destroys a family," he said

 

Parents.

 

  • Emphasise that there is help, everything can be resolved
  • Telling your child to stop using social media won't work
  • Actively listen and empower children to talk — speak openly & honestly, empathise and gather information and facts
  • Learn about what bullying is, explain expected behaviour and suggest solutions
  • Develop social media skills, join their network (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
  • Set consequences for poor online behaviour
  • Ensure inappropriate images are removed by alerting social media networks and internet service providers
  • Consider parental controls and filtering software
  • Ensure your child has privacy controls set
  • Keep pins and passwords secret

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:32 AM

Put an ad-blocker on their computer also, it will stop some types of virus, and it will also stop many adverts of kinds which are better not seen.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

Why won't stopping using social media work? Cyber bullying is verbal, isn't it. If it isn't seen it can't work, can it?



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 06:38 PM

Stopping the use of social media would go a long way to solving that problem. Unfortunately you would then give your self the same problem that King Canute had - the tide won't go back. I know Facebook, and I presume the other social media, have a theoretical lower age limit of, I believe 13, but this seems easy to get around and virtually every teenager I know uses FB or other such social media.

 

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 08:23 AM

I've often wondered what verbal bullying would affect me. I couldn't care less what anyone said about me. If something did affect me, I would just block the sender.

There must be something wrong with todays youth that they are so weak that they get so upset about words.



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:07 PM

Two sides and one protection to this question, for the young:

 

1) getting them acquainted with the existence of cyber bullying, just as they have to learn about it in real life school situations;

2) giving them the tools to fight back or ignore it, and

3) showing them how to protect their privacy.

 

Lots of people get offended because they have been shielded.  This is not good, imo, because then they stay offended.  Worse, they come to equate any kind of criticism with offense. I've had really good luck with young Youtubers if I encourage them to be frank and to call me names if they want SO LONG AS they couple the name calling with substance. That detoxifies the name calling need, and lowers the offense.  They become stronger and less prone to even resort to name calling, and take less offense when they receive it.  The arguing continues, alright, kinda like a new found freedom. But there's less real heat in it, and more thinking.

 

Funny thing about bullies: when you bully back, they quickly dissolve.  Trick is to have something critical which is substantive and obviously valid to say, not merely to bully back.


Edited by brainout, 21 August 2015 - 09:07 PM.

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