Some Parents Indirectly Promote Cyberbullying

Jul 13, 2012

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A recent worldwide survey conducted by Microsoft revealed that only 50% of kids say parents talk with them about online risks. Also, the children reported that only 44% say parents monitor their time spent on the computer. Where are the other half of the parents?

More importantly, what are the risks if a child roams unsupervised on the Web?

One dramatic statistic from the survey showed that when it comes to getting in trouble online, kids often 'get what they give.' In other words, kids surveyed were more likely to be bullied if they were bullying someone else online.

In addition, kids are more likely to be bullied if they spent more than 10 hours a week on the Internet.

The survey results speak for themselves. Parents need to be involved in their children's online habits to protect them from outside forces and risks. If not, well, you know what will happen.

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