Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to send mean, threatening, or embarrassing messages to or about another person. It might be in a text, e-mail, message, or in a post online. Cyberbullying can be anonymous, which can sometimes make it even worse.
How can you prevent kids from cyberbullying ?
1. Never share your passwords, private photos, or personal data (such as address or phone number) online, not even with friends.
2. Think before whatever you post on social media. If you’re upset, sad, or angry, wait to post or respond. Give yourself some time to cool down, so you don’t do something that you can’t take back.
3. Never publicly reveal things that you wouldn’t be comfortable with anyone knowing. Remember when you share something online, it can be shared with anyone, including your parents.
4. When you make comments about someone else, imagine how you would feel if someone said that about you.
How Digital Citizenship helps in cyberbullying
To prevent kids from falling target to Cyberbullies, it is important to spread awareness about Digital Citizenship which is the set of norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use by the children / users. To download free Digital Citizenship Android and iOS App, click on the image below. The app features Quiz section divided into 7 levels, wherein each level allows mastery of the concept. The app intends to develop cognitive skills by providing challenging workspace through its variety of features.
App rewards good learners by awarding badges and stars to represent proficiency.