When seat belts were first introduced, auto makers did not want to install them into their cars, feeling that it would add an unnecessary expense to the cost of a car. What does that have to do with cyberbullying in social media?
When trying to keep kids safe from the dangers of online activities, parents should take advantage of every tool/resource at their disposal. Unfortunately, they often don’t take advantage of what may be their best resource – their older children.
Kik is popular with kids for several reasons. I’ve been using it for several months now. Mostly observing how people use the app and how they treat each other on it. Here’s my conclusion: parents should not let their children use the app. Here’s why:
If you are old enough to remember the G.I. Joe cartoons from the mid 80s, then you probably remember the public service announcements that were included in them. The lesson taught in every one of them was that, “knowing is half the battle.”
Social media is often viewed as entertainment by teenagers and there is nothing wrong with that opinion. Unless of course, they only see social media as entertainment. It can be so much more! It can be the means to getting a better job. It also can be a way to help...