Monitor the behavior of your child. If you notice a change in mood or decrease in confidence, it’s possible your child has a bully problem. Although the internet is where your child is getting bullied, the behavior will carry over into the real world.
Talk to your kid and find out who the bully is. Make sure you let them know they cannot and will not be hurt. Some of these kids have been threatened, and if your kid “snitches” or talks they will get beat up. This is just a scare tactic used by bullies, but it can be very effective in keeping your child quiet. Get information by insisting that you will not get them in trouble with the bully.
Inform the parents of the bully. The parents can’t do anything if they don’t know what the problem is. Most parents are unaware of the online activities of they’re child and thus, are unable to help the victims parents.
Go on the website and search on they’re “wall” or homepage. The homepage of social networking is where public comments are made. These comments can be made by anyone and seen by anyone. By searching your child’s name on the social networking site, you can find out who made the comments, and you can do it without anyone knowing. You don’t have to have an account to search someones homepage, which is public.
Don’t lose your control. This problem can be very emotional for the parent and child, so keeping under control is essential. Remember, your child is also affected if you go down to the school and talk to teachers. Other kids will get the word around that your child told on them. Keep it with the parents.