During our seminars, interviews and surveys we’ve come across several questions about internet safety.
See if your questions are listed below, if it’s not, send us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer it.
A good start is to talk to your friend and let them know that you are there for them. You should also discuss with your friend who their older Chatbudi could be if they do not already have one- it is important that somebody over 18 years old also knows about the cyberbullying.
By being a bystander, in other words, just watching someone being bullied and not doing anything about it, can be seen by the bully as approval of their actions and it may also encourage self-blaming among victims.
If anyone else is in your videos you should ensure that you ask their permission before posting online, even if they are just in the background. It’s a matter of privacy and being polite, as they might not want to be in the video. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this case.
The most important thing to remember is that you should behave the same way you do in the real world as you do in the virtual world, when you are online. If you don’t talk to strangers in the real world, then you shouldn’t talk to them when you are online either. It is a good idea to talk to your parents or another adult who you know and trust about this too.