In France, observers report a decline of traditional forms of bullying in schools. However, there has been a steady increase in cyberviolence and cyberbullying. According to EU Kids Online, 12 per cent of Europeans between 11 and 16 have experienced cyberbullying, compared to 7 per cent in 2010. Furthermore, 20 per cent of girls say they have been insulted online about their physical appearance in 2016, according to a study released in Ile de France by the Hubertine Auclert Center.
Parents often feel unprepared in the face of their children's new forms of communication and social networking. Also, because instances of cyberviolence take place in the digital sphere they often escape adults. This video series, accessible on the YouTube channel "Parents, let's talk about it!", allows parents to start a conversation with their children as well as detect, understand and prevent bullying.
To access the resource, visit the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) gallery of resources.
Find out more about the work of the French Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.