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Helping our kids navigate cyberbullying: A parent’s guide

Parents play an extremely important role in helping their children successfully navigate cyberbullying.

In fact, according to MediaSmarts’ research, parents are the first place kids turn to for help with online meanness, and two thirds of kids say that talking to their parents makes the situation better. In order to support parents so they can help their kids effectively, we’ve created this guide which is chock full of information on cyberbullying and practical tips to recognize and address this issue in their kids’ lives.

Additional Resources

Young Canadians’ Experiences with Electronic Bullying report

In 2015 TELUS, MediaSmarts and PREVNet partnered on a research study to better understand the relationship between peer intervention and electronic bullying among Canadian youth. The findings from the Young Canadians’ Experiences with Electronic Bullying study informed the development the Impact! program resources.

The video series The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids Understanding Digital Citizenship