The “Birds and the Bees” is one of those delicate topics make both parents and their kids squirm. Cyberbullying is another. Parents may scratch their heads, and kids’ eyes may roll, but it’s an important talk to have in our increasingly wired world.
If your child…
- Has a smart phone
- Uses any social media
- Uses instant messaging in any form
…it’s time to sit them down for the cyberbullying talk.
In recent news, Australian celebrity Charlotte Dawson took her life after a period of suffering mental illness, which may have been aggravated by cyberbullying. Well-known to young people for her role in Australia’s Next Top Model, Charlotte’s tragic end can provide an opportunity for parents to broach the subject of online harassment with their kids.
Charlotte Dawson had what appeared from the outside an ideal life. The glamorous and caring young woman was a campaigner against bullying. Dawson had…
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