If you have kids and computers, you simply must hightale it over to YourSphere.com and check out the terrific article by my friend Mary Kay Hoal entitled, "Cyberbullying: 5 Steps to Combatting and Documenting". It features an informative infographic, as well as terrific, practical measures we parents can take in our homes to protect our loved ones.
In the article, Mary Kay shares that the following:
According to the Teen Internet Behavior study that was conducted by McAfee, “Almost one in four teens claimed to be a target of cyberbullying and two-thirds of all teens have witnessed cruel behavior online”.
With our kids more wired than ever, the time to discuss issues of cyberbullying -- but also cheating and avoiding adult content -- is now. In our home, the rule is that screens stay in common rooms for protection as well as oversight.
Does your family have policies in place about use of the Internet and social networking? While you're at YourSphere, but sure to check out all of Mary Kay's terrific information for safe computing for your family.