Shawn Edgington

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  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    What is the school's responsibility in protecting against cyberbullying?

    At this point, there are no regulations that require a teacher, administrator or counselor to report an act of cyberbullying to a parent or to the police, unless the school has taken it upon themselves to add it into their policies and procedures.

    When my 16-year-old daughter was cyberbullied, she told...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    Why should I monitor my child's online activities?

    One of the challenges is that we don't know what's going on and 64% of teenagers say they do things online they don't want their parents to know about.

    Many parents aren't aware of what happens on their child's social networking sites, and I have found that most parents don't know about the age limits...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    How can I take a proactive, preventative approach to cyberbullying?

    With today's technology, it's never been easier for bullies to reach out and attack our children from anywhere and at anytime; silently and with ease.

    Cyberbullying occurs when a minor uses technology to deliberately and repeatedly engage in hostile behavior to harm or threaten another minor, and is

    ...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    How can a school text messaging system keep children safe from shootings?

    A 19 year old sophomore at the University of Texas opened fire while running through the Austin campus using an AK-47, then eventually killed himself.

    No one else was shot, and most of the credit for a low body count is going to the university’s crisis-management plan.

    As part of this plan, the...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    How can I protect my child from online predators and bullies?

    It’s all about proactive awareness and involvement so we can safeguard our children when they’re using social media. If we understand what the steps are that we need to take, we can teach our children about the potential dangers of social networking, and empower them to protect themselves from online...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    How common is sexting among children and teenagers?

    Sexting is becoming more and more common every day, and it's definitely something parents need to be concerned about. Thirty-nine percent of teenagers send or post sexually suggestive messages and 48% say they have received the same type of messages. Children as young as 8 years old are getting sext...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    How can I find out if my child is a cyberbully?

    The only way you're going to know if your child is responsible for causing other children grief while using social media is if you're paying attention to what they're doing online and how they're using their mobile devices. If you find out your child is to blame for any online harassment, it's your...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    How can I monitor what my child sees online?

    First, if you have a young child and you want to get them a phone, but don't want them to have access to the Internet, get them a "texting phone." These phones are perfect for texting and calls, but don't access the Internet or social networks.

    I like software that provides monitoring details using tec

    ...Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    Can posts be removed from another's Facebook in case of cyberbullying?

    It requires an act of God to he have a post removed off of someone else's page. Teach your children what's posted on the Internet stays on the Internet forever! Read More
  • Shawn Edgington - Pleasanton, CA - Pediatrics
    Shawn Edgington answered:

    What is cyberbullying?

    In simplistic terms, cyberbullying occurs when a minor uses technology to deliberately and repeatedly engage in hostile behavior to harm or threaten another minor, and is against the law.   Read More