Internet Matters, the organisation to aid parents in online safety, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyberbullying and help children and their families communicate about its dangers and effects.
As well as host a #Pledge2Talk button, which shows how other likeminded parents are also taking a commitment to speak to their children, Internet Matters has age-appropriate tips on how you can engage with your child, start a conversation about cyberbullying and what you can do to help.
Tips were developed in association with the Anti-bullying Alliance, Childnet, Kidscape and Ditch the Label, so can really help if you are struggling with approaching the subject with your kid.
There are also videos and articles on the Internet Matters website that explain more about cyberbullying and the signs to look out for.
Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation backed by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. Its website hosts thousands of informative features and guides to help parents understand technology and the world wide web, covering everything from apps on smartphones and tablets to how to tackle a child watching online pornography.
At internetmatters.org parents can find all the advice they will need to keep their children safe online. Designed specifically for parents, the site offers a wealth of up-to-date, unbiased information and advice about how to deal with online safety. Parents can learn about the latest issues and technologies, get great tips on how to talk about online safety with their children and get the best advice on dealing with issues and taking action. Created with experts, Internet Matters provides detailed information, but also signposts to best-in-class resources from individual expert organisations. Our goal is to ensure parents can always access the information that they need, in a format that is clear and concise.