“We look at online predators the same way we are concerned about online bullies and both are sadly targeting children all over the world.”
London, UK (PRWEB) February 17, 2014
The internet is, unfortunately, a dangerous place. Sexual predators and bullies frequently use the internet to target innocent youngsters. Sites exhibiting graphic violence and/or pornography abound and it is not uncommon for children to accidentally stumble onto these sites. NoBullying releases today a guide on the Top Five Tips for Online Safety for Kids.
The article lists the most important Tips for Online Safety for Kids which include Supervision of children using the internet, promoting honest communication with children by creating a safe space when children can talk about what they do online without fear of repercussion or punishment.
The article also encourages parents to try using internet filtering software that blocks sites children shouldn’t be seeing.
The guide also stresses the fact that it is also important to teach children how to deal with online bullying and potential predators. Teach kids to refrain from answering online bullies, engaging in online bullying and/or passing on comments made by online bullies. Parents also need to teach children how to avoid online predators by never “friending” or chatting with people online that they do not know in person. Children should also be taught to recognize the behavior exhibited by a potentially predatory person and report the incident to their parents.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “We look at online predators the same way we are concerned about online bullies and both are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added, “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online predators and bullies.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
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He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.