Cyberbullying roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2017
  • Parenting for a Digital Future, LSE

The issue of cyberbullying is often top-of-mind for parents who fear not only that their children will be victims of bullying, but also that they may be acting as bullies themselves. 

The Parenting for a Digital Future blog has covered recent research relating to bullying and harassment, including how child protection has complementary on- and offline components. At the same time, the blog has also examined how social media may give rise to particular kinds of harmful "trolling" (and what to do about it), acknowledging how difficult it may be for some children to just "turn it off".

Recent posts have also showed how parents' own digital skills and values matter in terms of how effective they are in helping their children manage their media use, how new technologies like the Internet of Toys (and the Internet of Things) or practices like baby-blogging may introduce unexpected risks, and yet how social media can also provide new ways for educators to instigate conversations with children and young people.

To stay on top of the latest research on parenting, children and digital media, subscribe to the Parenting for a Digital Future blog direct via the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) website.

Related news

Latest BIK bulletin: Cyberbullying revisited

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this month our focus is on "cyberbullying revisited" as we look back at the developments made in recent years in tackling bullying online and highlight some of the latest approaches and resources.

‘Online Safety in Transition' - Family Online Safety Institute Annual Conference 2016

Cyberbullying, cyber ethics and hate speech, as well as the world of connected toys, good digital parenting and online privacy, were key concepts discussed during the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Annual Conference, held on 1 December 2016 in Washington DC.

Growing concerns over internet-connected toys

  • Awareness
  • 22/12/2016
  • Forbrukerrådet/Center for Digital Democracy

In the December 2016 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin, we focused on online advertising and the commericalisation of children and young people, citing growing concerns regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and its extension into the Internet of Toys with regards to the privacy of ‘consumer' data. Here, we pick up on the story, sharing the concerns of consumer organisations across the globe.