Many people think it is important to learn internet safety at a very young age so that they are not prone to being preyed .We have some of our very own teachers speaking about it right now. Mrs. Meehan from an ELA classroom says that “It is important to teach kids about cyberbullying in order to keep them safe. Many young children don’t seem to realize how serious this issue is, along with the consequences. With all of the social media access, it is easy to get caught up. If students learn about cyber bullying from the start, they’re more likely to make better choices when it comes to what they’re posting.” Ms. Busserello says that “I think it is really important for students to learn about internet safety because the world and the internet changes so quickly, so students must have awareness of their choices and actions on the internet. By teaching students about the basics of internet safety and ways to avoid cyber bullying situations, we can be sure that our students will grow up to be responsible citizens”. The teachers here bring up some really great points to be noticed like how the internet and them world changes so fast.
According to cyber bullying statistics over half of all children get cyberbullied. And it just gets worse because only 1 in 10 victims tell their parents. What can you do? Limit your child's phone abilities on the internet. Follow them on their social media accounts or blogs to see what they are posting. So now you see why it is very important for kids to learn about cyberbullying.`