Pink Shirt Day is around the corner, on Friday 17 May, encouraging everyone to speak out against bullying. Bullying increasingly happens online.
In 2017, Norton released research showing only 10 per cent of Kiwi parents reported that their children were being cyberbullied. It is hard to know what to do if your child is the bully.
Most people have some experience dealing with bullies in real life and online, but most don’t know cyberbullying is more than sending threatening or nasty messages to a classmate, it can also include making fake profiles – whether to impersonate or catfish.
If New Zealand children are being bullied – New Zealand children must be bullying too. How do you make sure your children are behaving online? Norton has some tips to help Kiwi parents talk about cyberbullying and how to keep your children safe online and discourage them from engaging in cyberbullying: