How Can I Protect My Child From Online Predators and Bullies?

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Online predators and bully exists. We know that this is true. It's so important to teach your child from a very early age and in an ongoing way, how to weed out different people. Teens have this funny way of wanting to see who can have the most friends on Facebook, and they will just accept any friendship that gets their way.

Teach them that, they need to only have friends who they know. Beware of who's on their friend's list. Ask them questions about it, be their friends on Facebook even when they don't want to, and then also be aware they may make a profile that you don't know about. But, let them know that you are going to be watching.

You are going to be their usage, you are going to be checking the computer to see what's going on. Teens are always going to be one step ahead of you and how they use social media. So you need to be educated as much as possible, and you need to teach them how to be the most educated consumer.

That if someone is giving them a creepy vibe they need to trust that too, and come ask you about it, and talk to you about it. So they know how to protect themselves. If they are being bullied they can come ask for help. The less judgmental you can be about it the more they will come to you and ask you for support.