According to a study done by comScore and NDP, less than 8% of parents are aware of cyberbullying incidents involving their own children. The reason behind this is the monitoring techniques that the parents think are good enough for their child to be safe are not good enough, as reported in SocialShield, a leading online monitoring service for kids' social networking activities.
Many parents are not aware of cyberbullying incidents with their kids because nowadays the kids are conducting social networking activities by using wide variety of devices at different locations and platforms. And many kids don't tell about cyberbullying to their parents as they are embarrassed about the situation, afraid of backlash from the bully, worried that they have done something wrong, or fear of loosing access to computer.
But if you follow some of the tips, then it will help you from cyberbullying like not giving out your personal information online, not giving your email password or any other password even to your friend, not responding to mean or threatening messages, if you are getting message through texts in your phone then block those people from sending you message.
Due to rapid globalization cheap mobile phones, easy access to internet and virtually no law to stop abusing school children by their fellow classmates, the problem of cyberbullying is increasing rapidly. Western countries are making laws constantly to prevent the growing number of such crimes but India lacks such laws to combat the issue of cyber crime and children are becoming its easy targets.
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