Cyberbullying Could Affect Children As Young As Five

The Telegraph – Rhiannon Williams

The majority of parents assume cyberbullying is not an issue before a child turns 10, while children as young as five are left to browse the internet unsupervised, a study has found.

The research, conducted as part of Safer Internet Day, found that many parents feel ill-equipped when it comes to dealing with the issue of cyberbullying, with some saying there was not enough support to help them understand and protect children from online dangers.

The preconception that cyberbullying stems from children’s use of social media, which many parents suggested their children did not use, is undercut by some as young as five using instant messaging and online games, leaving them exposing to inappropriate content or cyberbullying. Read More