Cyberbullying: Can Parents and Teachers Help?

Ο Cyberbullying is one of the most prevalent threats facing children today, which is further perpetuated as victims and witnesses rarely seek help. As stated in a report of the initiative Safe2Tell, students choose not to report incidents of school bullying, even though they know them, in 81% of cases.

According to ESET, the effects of cyberbullying can be reduced if children are prepared against the online dangers they may face.


For this reason, the κυβερνοασφάλειας συγκέντρωσε τα βασικά σημεία στα οποία πρέπει να δίνεται έμφαση από γονείς και εκπαιδευτικούς, ώστε οι μαθητές να μπορούν να αντιμετωπίσουν όσους τους εκφοβίζουν στο (cyberbullying).

Helping Children Become Proper Digital Citizens. The digital world is a part of real life, so the same rules should apply. When raising children, issues such as civic education, respect for diversity, ethics and values ​​should also concern the digital world and not just real life.

Focus on awareness, not ban. The children now identify so much with her , so that any form of prohibition ends up being ineffective. It is best for parents and educators to teach children how to use technology for the common good, such as sharing knowledge or supporting each other. Instead of cultivating a sense of dread over the use of technology, it is better to focus on how to use it properly in an ethical way.

Collective solidarity in reporting online bullying. In most cases children do not report incidents of intimidation, fearing that they will be punished, or if they are witnesses, that the next victims will be themselves. In these cases, children need to know that the problem is not technology, but the people who use it in the wrong ways. Open communication with parents and teachers helps children to know who to turn to if they are exposed to abusive behavior.

The importance of dialogue. Students need to know who to turn to for help before a problem arises, and in this area, trust is the key to starting a dialogue. Parent / teacher and child discussions about internet safety should start as soon as children start using the internet, and include such topics as technological risks, internet safety and appropriate online behavior.

The right example. Children imitate the older ones, so the right example for them is very important. Responsible use of technology can be taught by parents and educators themselves: we watch as we behave online, remember that any action on the internet leaves traces, that anything shared or published can possibly remain there forever and how important it is to protect it. our data with the right passwords.

Social media. Είναι πρακτικά αδύνατον ένας γονιός ή ένας εκπαιδευτικός να απαγορεύσει ή να περιορίσει τη χρήση των social media στα παιδιά. Μπορεί ωστόσο να τα εκπαιδεύσει να είναι προσεκτικά με τις απειλές που κρύβονται στα κοινωνικά μέσα, διατηρώντας επιφυλακτική στάση απέναντι σε ανθρώπους που δεν γνωρίζουν και στις πληροφορίες που μοιράζονται, αλλά και στην αλληλεπίδραση με γνωστούς και με συνομηλίκους. Αν το faces bullying behavior, it is good to know that on all social media there is the possibility to report abusive profiles, without fear for his protection, as his anonymity is preserved.

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