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Guideline for Parents


10. What We Can do Against Cyberbullying and Other Risks in Social Networks


No matter how much pain it causes, kids are often reluctant to tell parents or teachers about cyberbullying, because they fear that doing so may result in losing their computer or cell phone privileges. While parents should always monitor a child's use of technology, it's important not to threaten to withdraw access or otherwise punish a child who's been the victim of cyberbullying. The continuous technological advancement requires a constant path of digital literacy for the families, and it also reqiures a constant upgrade that allows them to be aware of the risks of using different types of networks.
Among the possible strategies of mediation, except the mere repression with restraining orders, parents should monitor online activities of their children, even with the use of parental control software.
Parents should be recommended to be aware of the safest social networks and of the privacy settings to be used in order to give good advice to their children.
Among the most interesting practical steps we report the Europe Safer Internet Programme, which established the European Day of network security, to promote safe and responsible use of new media among young people.

Online Resources

  • Safer Internet Day
    Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.




20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.