In an online world, bullying follows you everywhere.
Work for bullying-online.org — a ressource for parents and carers concerned about cyberbullying. Initial findings in last year’s EU Kids Online survey revealed how almost a quarter of children claim they have been bullied. And many suspect this figure is rising.
As a parent, cyberbullying is likely to be a new phenomenon to you. While the classroom and playground bullies still exist, the practice has evolved. Think about it: the internet can be an anonymous, instant and far-reaching communications tool – a perfect match for bullies seeking to inflict maximum emotional damage. But remember, you can combat this new and dangerous strain of bullying.