AT&T knows that our kids are more connected now than they have ever been before. AT&T shares parent resources for safe and successful online experiences through their ScreenReady website. Check out the Parental Controls tools and resources shared on the ScreenReady website that are recommended by Common Sense Media.
AT&T has aligned their anti-bullying efforts with the Cartoon Network’s multi-platform Stop Bullying: Speak up initiative, which empowers kids to speak up safely and effectively in the face of bullying, while helping them develop greater kindness, caring and empathy that stops bullying before it starts. Discover additional resources on the Cartoon Network website.
As a parent you want the best for your child. When they are suffering you want to protect and help them through their troubles, but you may not really know where to start. The first thing you need to understand is the depth of the problem and how you can help. Talk to your child about the situation.
Teaching students about character is important for teachers and school administrators as students often spend more time at school than at home. On top of that kids are often left home alone with no one to guide them since both parents work.
If you are not familiar with the Michelle Carter case, she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. Conrad committed suicide and the then 17-year-old Michelle was convicted due to her use of text messages encouraging her friend to commit suicide.
Cyberbullying is a tough problem to deal with because it happens so anonymously and can be tough to spot in your own children if you aren’t looking for the signs. Watch for the following signs in your kids and talk to them if you are noticing changes in their behavior. Don’t assume they are “just being a teenager” or “are being moody.”
Remember you are not alone. There are plenty of resources to help you deal with your situation. It’s important that you don’t isolate yourself and know that sometimes it’s hard to talk with people close to you, but you should always reach out to someone you trust.
As the victim of bullying you may feel all alone and have no idea what to do but you should know you are not alone and it’s not your fault. Find an adult you trust that you can talk to and get help. Please review the ideas and links in this blog that can help you out.
You need to be there for your child when they are being bullied or feel threatened but you may not know where to start. Below are some straightforward ways to engage with your child and help them deal with the situation. It’s important to understand how they are feeling and not assume they are just overreacting.
One of the real challenges can be understanding what you can and cannot do to help the children you see everyday in school. Until recent years there was not a lot of laws that could be utilized to help protect the kids from bullying.
As an educator or school administrator it is important that you remain vigilant for the signs of bullying in the school and help combat them as this is where things often start.