What is CyberBullying? | Prevention & Support

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What are Parental Controls?


Parental controls are features which may be included in digital television services, computer and video games, mobile devices and software that allow parents to restrict the access of content to their children

  1. Parental controls are NOT a replacement for parenting.
  2. Parental controls are NOT "set it and forget it."
  3. Parental controls ARE a great way to minimize accidental exposures to inappropriate online content.
  4. Parental controls SHOULD BE set stronger for young kids and tapered as a child matures.
  5. The right parental control solution is going to be different for different families.




What is Cyberbullying?


Cyberbullying occurs when someone harasses, torments, threatens or humiliates someone else through the use of technology — including text messages, social media sites, email, instant messages and websites. Like face-to-face bullying, cyberbullying can manifest itself in several different kinds of behaviors. The following are some common examples of what cyberbullying looks like




How can I monitor my childs Social Media?


https://www.bark.us/ From the website: " Bark helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives. We monitor 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms, including text messaging and email, for signs of digital dangers. Our screen time management and web filtering tools help you set healthy limits around how and when your kids use their devices." Click here for an extensive overview of what Bark monitors. UCIS is not responsible for any external content provided and is sharing suggestions for parental use. We do not get any commission from any websites suggested.




How can I prevent my child from accessing certain websites with 3rd party software?


https://cleanbrowsing.org/ A modernized approach to DNS-based content filtering and security. Easily decide what should, and should not, be allowed on your internet. This is a free, family filter, for example, blocks porn, obscene, and adult content, while still allowing Google, Youtube, Bing, DuckDuckGo and the rest of the web to load safely. CleanBrowsing offers 3 Free filters and Paid options. UCIS is not responsible for any external content provided and is sharing suggestions for parental use. We do not get any commission from any websites suggested.




Mini webminars to help parents understand


https://protectyoungeyes.com/protect-app/ From the Website: 5 minutes a day! Our bite-sized lessons simplify complex digital subjects and respect your busy schedule. Imagine every internet safety blog post, presentation, podcast, and online course you've ever read or taken. Now imagine all of it in one place. That's PROTECT. Become a tech-savvy parent. PROTECT uses proven lesson strategies to cover all of the tough topics. Build your confidence. Our bite-sized lesson format simplifies complex digital subjects. 5 minutes a day. Create digital trust. Parents and kids watch videos and take digital assessments together, building rapport. Fewer digital battles. When digital trust is high, digital friction is low. Tech-ready kids! Prepared to navigate a digital world that is hostile toward children. UCIS is not responsible for any external content provided and is sharing suggestions for parental use. We do not get any commission from any websites suggested.




5 things to know about Cyberbullying


  1. It can happen 24/7 repeatedly on a range of apps, games and devices

  2. It can reach a larger number of people & increasethe chance that others will join in the bullying

  3. Children cannot see the impact of their words so may post or share something without thinking

  4. It can be anonymous so it's harder to see who is behind it

  5. It's growing and can consist of harassment, threats, exclusion, defamation, and manipulation





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Websites & Documention

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