The team at SentioLife Solutions thanks Amy Williams for this guest post –
Teens Online: Keeping Your Child Safe From Cyberbullying – Infographic
In years past, bullying took place in school hallways and on playgrounds. Children were able to seek relief from their tormentors at home. Today, unfortunately, this is becoming no longer the norm. With the prevalence of social media and the widespread use of the internet among preteens and teens, bullies can lurk around every digital corner. Humiliating photos and hurtful comments litter Facebook profiles and Instagram photos, creating insecurity and emotional distress in children.
Because cyberbullying is often easier to cover up than face-to-face confrontation, many children who experience or witness cyberbullying remain silent, unwilling to discuss the problem with their parents. When this is the case, many parents feel helpless. How can you do anything if you aren’t aware that a problem exists?
The infographic and effects of cyberbullying below by TeenSafe teensafe.com provides a closer look at this epidemic – how it starts, the negative consequences, and what parents can do to help. Don’t let another day go by without protecting your kids online.
The Effects Of Cyberbullying
- More than 7 out of ten children felt that bullying negatively impacted their social lives (Source)
- 83 percent of victims felt that the bullying hurt their self esteem (Source)
- 30 percent of victims have turned to self harming behaviors, which has increased by 6 percent from 2013 (Source)
- 30 percent of children who have been bullied have suicidal thoughts, a 5 percent rise from 2013 statistics
- 10 percent of children have attempted to take their own lives due to bullying (Source)
- 7 percent of victims have bullied others as a result of their torment
I am a mother of two and a former social worker, specializing in teen behavioral issues. Parenting is my passion and I am especially involved in spreading the word about positive parenting techniques. Latest posts Mommy, Are You Listening? — August 5, 2014
- Review of Cyber Bullying No More: Parenting a High Tech Generation by Holli Kenley, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist with a forword by Laurie E. Zelinger.
- Review of Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know by Elizabeth Kandel Englander