Remove It Has Just Released 10 Tips To Help Parents Prevent Cyber Bullying Attacks

Due to the increase in cases of Cyber Bullying Remove It has just released their top 10 Cyber Bully Prevention Tips.

Online PR News – 01-July-2010 – – New Orleans, La - July 1, 2010 Due to the increase in cases of Cyber Bullying has just released a free prevention resource for parents. In the month of July Remove It says that they will make every attempt to increase awareness of the damage caused by cyber bully attacks.

According to the Cyber-bullying Research Center, cyber-bullying victims are almost Twice as likely to attempt suicide compared to those who have not endured such bullying. Just as shocking are the studies that show how little is done about what is happening.

It is estimated that 85 percent of bullying today goes on unabated. Because cyber-abuse almost always happens off campus, teachers and school administrators say they have no power to intervene. Because no “official crime” has been committed, the police say there is nothing they can do. And, sadly, parents are almost never aware of what is happening.

Ron Collins of Remove It says their goal is not only provide a resource for victims of cyber bullying, but to also reach out to the parents of the cyber bullies. “There exist a group that has been left out of the discussion on cyber bullying and that is the Parents of cyber bullies. If we are going to have any level of success in this area then we will need total parent participation in preventing future cyber bully attacks.”

Remove It has release their 10 tips for parents in preventing cyber bully attacks.

• Have their children take them to the sites they frequently visit and to show them what
they do on those sites.

• Have their children show them what they have in their profiles on social networking sites
to make sure it is accurate and appropriate.

• Scrutinize their children’s’ friends lists on their various accounts and make sure they
recognize the identity of each friend.

• Make certain their children have never and will never share their passwords with anyone,
even a friend, to avoid the risk of someone impersonating them.

• Encourage school-aged children to change their password regularly.

• Teach school-aged children to encrypt access to their phone and computer.

• Have a very pointed conversation with them about Sexting, the risky practice of
sending sexually explicit photos and/or messages which can easily be forwarded without
their knowledge. Doing so may actually be defined as child pornography.

• And establish a family policy for acceptable computer use.

• List what may or may not be allowed to be done on a computer.

• Include clear rules about time limits.

Ron Collins also says that parents should keep the children’s computer out of their bedroom and put it in a very public area such as a kitchen or the family room. At the same time, parents need to make sure that their own children aren’t tempted to cross the line and become, even ever so briefly by becoming Internet bullies themselves.

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