How to Protect Kids from Cyberbullying
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- He or she seems withdrawn, upset or outraged after texting or being online. Find out where this anger is coming from.
- He or she has unexplained stomachaches or headaches. Stomachaches and headaches can be a result of anxiety and stress due to constantly being tormented by others.
- He or she has trouble sleeping at night. Keep an eye on your child’s sleep patterns. Watch for increased nightmares or lack of sleep.
- Check-in with your child frequently. Ask your child how they’re doing and if they’re okay. Create a safe space for your child to feel comfortable talking to you about issues that are bothering them.
- Check your child’s social media. Follow their social media accounts and check their phones periodically. Read through the comments under the posts and the direct messages. Maybe even check your child’s list of blocked users.
- Ask teachers about your child’s behavior. Seek to find out how they’re interacting with other students and if they’ve observed anything troubling.
- Emphasize the importance of self-love and self-care. Always help boost your child’s self-esteem. Helping your child become more confident will have a long-lasting effect.