Excerpt: Protect kids from cyber-bullying using these 8 steps from Kidpower. Understanding the potential for harm, providing supportive adult supervision, and practicing these important skills can help keep kids safe from cyber-bullying and other dangers – and have more fun online.


bullying-ebook-260x300Bullying is bullying, whether it happens online, in social media, by texting, or through other technology. The following eight steps are described in Kidpower’s bullying solutions book,  Bullying – What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe.

1) Discuss what cyberbullying is and the harm it does with older children and teens

Ask kids who are actively using technology for communication what they already know about cyber-bullying. They usually have a lot of information and strong ideas.  Ask if this has ever happened to them or anyone they know.

Make sure that the young people in your life know that:

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Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; and The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People.

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