Protecting Children Online: Tips for Cyberbullying Prevention

Healthy Habits Online

  1. Sleep without devices Símbolo de dormir
  2. Disconnect during family meals
  3. Avoid excess connection. We have time for everything: sports, laughing, books, study, music...

Online security measures for children

  1. Use parental control on devices 
  2. Close the device's camera 
  3. Be sceptical of "deals" or gifts 
  4. Use social media with private profiles 
  5. Do not provide personal information

Keep your profile secure

  1. Use a strong password and change it frequently
  2. Do not lend your phone to others
  3. Disable geolocation on your mobile
  4. Configure privacy settings for each online profile

What is grooming?

  1. "When an adult approaches a child online with sexual intent, using fake profiles.”
  2. Tell children of the dangers of speaking with strangers on social media
  3. Talk to your children about their online friendships 

Accompany your children

  1. Now is a good time to get acquainted with the digital world of your children
  2. Talk with them and see what sites they visit 
  3. Help them identify places (sites, social media platforms, etc.) that aren't suitable for their age

How do we prevent Cyberbullying?

  1. Children need to be careful when posting content
  2. The content must be respectful
  3. It is important that they have a private profile to prevent cyberbullying by third parties

What to do if your child is harrassed online

  1. Children that are being harrassed or bullied often stay silent and do not tell their parents or teachers
  2. Bullies can be blocked and, if applicable, reported

The digital identity of our children

  1. It's easier to say things behind a screen that we wouldn't say face-to-face
  2. We need to let children know that everything that happens online is recorded, and that it can have legal consequences

What do we publish on social networks?

  1. We lose control of the content we publish
  2. This content can circulate widely and reach people we do not want to see it
  3. It is important that children do not submit content which may embarrass them if it reaches third parties