Internet dating dangers children
Follow these tips to protect your kids from the 4 major dangers of the Internet.Internet Danger #1: Cyberbullying On the Internet, cyberbullying takes various forms, says Netsmartz411.org, an online resource that educates parents about Internet safety.Mary Ellen Handy had a painful crash course in the dangers of the Internet.The trouble started in her freshman year of high school after a dispute over a boy's affections.
Many post pictures, videos or notes online that they later regret.
"They come across to the children as their new best friend.
They're going to have the same likes and dislikes," Shehan says.
In the age of You Tube, a website that hosts videos shot by users, "Kids are looking for their 15 megabytes of fame," Aftab says. If it's a one-time thing, try to ignore the bully and block future contact, she says.
"They do it to show that they're big enough, popular enough, cool enough to get away with it." Often, kids don't tell parents they're being cyberbullied; they're afraid their parents will overreact or yank Internet privileges, Aftab adds. But if the cyberbullying involves any physical threat, you may need to call the police.