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Should I ban my child from the computer if he's been cyberbullied?

Michele Borba
Psychology
A study at Clemson University found that kids often did not tell their parents about cyberbullying for fear of losing online privileges. One study found that almost 60% of kids did not tell their parents when someone was abusive to them online. So do not overreact or ban your child from using the Internet altogether if you suspect your child was harassed online. Doing so may curtail your child from telling you she was victimized.

After all, you want your child to feel comfortable coming to you and telling you about any safety concerns both on or offline. Keep the doors of communication open! Meanwhile, keep reviewing safety rules with your child and monitor that technology.
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