The recent suicides related to cyberbullying got me of course upset but also thinking: how in the world do I educate my children about protecting themselves when I didn’t grow up with the Internet? Breezy Mama turned to Michelle Anthony, MA, PhD and author of Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Grades — who points out even if your child isn’t on-line at home, they likely already are at school — for advice on keeping kids safe in an on-line savvy world from avoiding being bullied to keeping photos, videos, etc. private and more .
What is the best approach for monitoring your kids on-line (without breaking their trust)?
How you go about keeping your kids safe on line will depend in large part on how old they are. For elementary-aged children, keep these tips in mind: