A parent's responsibility when it comes to cyberbullying

Joel Haber, Psychologist and Bullying & Parenting Expert, describes a parent's responsibility when it comes to cyber bullying.
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A parent's responsibility when it comes to cyberbullying

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Cyber bullying is one of the biggest challenges we face, especially as parents, in this new age of technology. If we look at how technology's changed our lives, it's remarkable. And kids are using technology unlike we never even imagined. So here's the problem: Kids are using technology and sophisticated technology. But as parents, we usually are not even up to speed to the technology levels that our kids are. It would be like, and this is what cyber bullying is about, if I speak French and you don't, and my whole world is French, how are you gonna know what I'm doing online? That is a major problem. If you're gonna give your kids technology as a parent, you need to be sure that you know the language. Otherwise, you're giving them free access to a world that's dangerous potentially and you're never gonna know how to find it or what to do about it. That's the scariest thing. Get up to speed, that's number one.

Joel Haber, Psychologist and Bullying & Parenting Expert, describes a parent's responsibility when it comes to cyber bullying.

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Joel Haber, PhD

Psychologist, Bullying & Parenting Expert, Author

Dr. Joel Haber is a Clinical Psychologist and internationally recognized bully prevention and parenting expert. He was selected as a webinar leader and a speaker for the Obama Administration Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention initiative.  He was also an invited participant to the Second Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit in 2011. His recent book, Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting and Bullying for Good set the bullying standard for schools, camps, sports, organizations and families dealing with bully prevention and intervention. He recently published The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive, Not Reactive Parenting.  He is a consultant and expert to the American Camp Association, and to LG Electronics as a member of (LGTextEd.com), providing cyberbullying and mobile harassment expertise to parents and families. He is an advisor to Cartoon Network’s anti-bully campaign: Stop Bullying: Speak Up.  He is an expert for No Snap Judgments: The Addams Family Broadway Show- National Campaign to promote acceptance and tolerance amongst our youth. He is also co-founder of Tool Kits for Kids (toolkitsforkids.com), recipient of five national parenting awards for helping parents and kids develop the tools and emotional life skills to overcome worry, build confidence and develop resilience. He has written and published extensively, speaking each year to thousands of parents and educators to help make children’s lives, safer and better. 

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