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Emily Hartung is a successful college student at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania studying Communication Design. She has always been fascinated by the world of Advertising and Social Media, and hopes to offer a unique take on today's changing tech world from the younger generation's perspective.
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Sep 29, 2016
There are so many gadgets and gizmos out for sale right now, and many advertise that they are safe and “kid friendly,” or will encourage learning in your children. While that may be true for certain devices, with the rapid advancement of mobile technology and the increased demand, many children are being given access to mobile devices at a young age. What many parents sometimes are unaware is that access to these devices has the potential to create a dangerous scenario for children and teens; cyber bullying. It has been reported that up to 43% of children have been victims of cyber bullying at some point in their lives. And up to 58% of those kids have NOT told their parents. It is important for parents to pay attention to their children’s behavior on and off their devices in order to prevent such dangerous situations. Below are 10 tips for parents to be aware of to help spot the warning signs of cyber bullying:
As a parent, it can be hard to recognize these signs of cyberbullying, compared to the normal symptoms of “teenage angst” without becoming a helicopter parent who is overly anxious and suspicious about what your child is doing on their mobile device. One or two of these signs may not be suspect, but if your child begins to display a multitude of these signs that’s when the red flags should go up. But, have no fear there are many ways to help protect your entire family from it ever getting that far. With tools like Net Nanny Social available, parents can monitor their children’s Social Media use to protect against cyberbullying in the future.