Well, bullying has always been a problem in one form or another, and it is a challenge to train our kids to respond to bullying in an effectual and godly manner. It seems to change forms as we get older, from school yard bullying to manipulative behavior and passive aggressiveness in adults.
But online bullying appears to be worse than any school yard bullying I saw as a kid or passive aggressiveness I have seen as an adult.
What do you think we should do as parents to prepare our kids for this?
I have all of this ahead of me .
My question is spurred on by a recent article I read on news.com.au about Jessie Slaughter. It is a secular news site and I don't suggest you try and find a link unless you are willing to wade through the foul language.
Every few months I am reading about bullying online getting to the point where kids are suiciding. It is horrific.
You know what mate, I have been a victim to online bullying...
To the point I nearly did something that would have hurt the people around me (emotionally and possibly mentally)
It is so hard to deal with, you cant tell anybody, because your just to scared...
You ask what you should do as parents..
Well coming from being a victim, and knowing what it was I really needed.
Love, support, advise, and somebody to talk/cryy to.
There is not alot a parent can do to minimise nline bullying, other then watching everythin there child does on the internet.
It is a hard one to work with, and probally will always be, bullying is just the personality of many people, and I believe those people really need prayer