How to protect kids from cyberbullying
What should adults do to protect their kids from psychological traumas due to cyberbullying? We have some advice:
* First, be patient, it will take time. Like every serious issue, problems with cyberbullying can't be solved in a couple of minutes.
* Don't wait when you child come to you and tell about problem. Maybe it won't happen at all. You should be the one who starts this conversation
* Of course, each person has a right to privacy. But this is not a reason to neglect your child's online activity. Learn what your kids do in social networks. For a start, add them to your friends list in every social network in which you both have accounts.
* Never use prohibition. Taking away a kid's phone or disconnecting his devices from the Internet won't help. Actually, such prohibitions are what your child is afraid of and why they wouldn't tell you about cyberbullying to begin with.
* Talk to your kid about basic online security and privacy. Show him how to change privacy settings in social networks to prevent strangers from seeing his private data.
* To protect your child as efficiently as possible, use parental control applications. For instance, Kaspersky Lab has recently developed new app called Kaspersky Safe Kids. You can download this app for Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.