Useful Apps for Kids to Stand Against Cyberbullying
The problem of cyberbullying is as urgent as never before. Kids and teens get bullied online and often feel ashamed or scared to tell someone. Cybebullying can be as hurtful as actual bullying and can lead to depression, anxiety, or even suicide.
When you’re young, small problems can seem huge and kids may see the fact that someone doesn’t like them as the end of the world. Talking to your kids about cyberbullying is a must, but it is not always enough. Modern kids believe their own sources, often the digital ones. So, apart from talking these issues through, you can also install some apps on their phones that will teach children the value of tolerance, how to diminish fear, and build confidence. Here are some good apps for that.
This application by CrocPond is based on the original story Rindin and consists of animated short movies, a storybook and an adventure game. The purpose of the app is to show children the necessity of tolerance and teach them how to rub along together with others.
Professor Garfield Cyberbullying
In this application, the famous cat Garfield discusses an issue of cyber-attacks. It includes story and interactive Try and Apply sections that will help recognize a possible threat.
Stand for the Silent
This is not actually an app, but a website, created by parents of a boy who committed suicide because of bullying. The site helps fighting bullying of any kind. It is useful for kids to read the information on this site and to realize that ending life is never an option.
This app appeared when the author’s son became a victim of bullies. Dandelion shows children how to use their imagination and how to feel sure of themselves to get rid of fears. It gives food for reflection and encourages a discussion of bullying between parents and children.
Fostering tolerance and understanding in kids is an important task of every parent. You should not only make sure that your kid is not bullied, but also raise them not to be bullies themselves. Kids can be mean and it is your task to protect your children from all the possible harassment. Teach them to be kind and to respect people around them.