As a protective parent we would love to find out who is cyberbullying our child and exact swift justice, à la Erlich Bachman from Silicon Valley.
But the truth is even if we could, the odds of turning the situation around are slim. Cyberbullying is unlike any other form of bullying and the statistics are frightening. While bullying has been around since the dawn of time, it has only recently been a problem with the rise of the internet by social media. It’s important to note that the internet and social media are not the problem, it’s the people abusing these technologies that are the problem. The latest trends are only showing the situations are getting worse. As a parent you must do what you can to be informed. Check out theses statistic we found on dosomething.org.
Be sure to check out our post Cyberbullying: Are You An Informed Parent and subscribe to out podcast The Typical Daddy Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher to hear the latest on our thoughts as fathers and combatting the problem.