Are Your Kids Being Bullied Online? Cyberbullying is Real
With kids back in the classroom many getting home before parents do at night here's a question for parents; Do you know what your kids are doing online? Wednesday, October 11 is National Stop Bullying Day.
CYBERBULLYING CAN IMPACT LIFE AND SCHOOL WORK
Bullying can happen in a variety of ways and many young people are victims of Cyyberbullying. It's an ongoing problem and one study shows nearly 21 percent of kids between the ages of 8 and 10 have been cyberbullied, usually by classmates.
Data shows that most kids who are cyberbullied go through drops in both grades and attendance.
SINCE 2002 LAWS IN THE STATE HAVE BANNED CYBERBULLYING
The state of Washington has had anti-bullying laws that cover cyberbullying in place since 2002, but sometimes parents simply need to take action in protecting kids.
https://uknowkids.com/, a digital tool that allows parents to monitor their kids' social media use, has been working for more than a decade on a tool to protect kids. In fact it's being used in many schools in the Yakima valley.
THE WEBSITE OFFERS TIPS AND HELP FOR PARENTS
UKnowKids also offers tips on educating kids on proper internet use and ways to help kids who have experienced cyberbullying.
LOOK: 50 songs you won't believe are turning 50 this year
Gallery Credit: Kaiya Shunyata
See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State
Gallery Credit: Sarah Jones