When it comes to cyberbullying the statistics are alarming. Only 1 out of every 6 parents of adolescents and teens are even aware of the scope and intensity of cyber bullying today. In addition 1 in 10 victims of cyberbullying informs a parent or trusted adult of their abuse and a whopping 80% plus of teens use smartphones making cyberbullying so easy and enjoyable to the ones involved in taking part in them.
What is cyberbullying
The basic definition of cyberbullying is simply any form of bullying taking place online or by digital communication. This can include text messages, instant messengers, social media, email and other apps such as Snapchat, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp etc. It happens in various forms.
- Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages
- Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person
- Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phone
- Stealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messages
- Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet
- Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person
The irony of it is that most teens who indulge in it do it just for fun. Besides, if it’s even for fun, it’s never the right thing to do. Picking on others for the fun of it. The side effects on the victims are disastrous in the long term. From anxiety, depression, low self-esteem to the extent of 2 out of 9 victims contemplate on suicide.
mSpy as a parental control app is strongly against cyberbullying in all aspect. Just as on the International day of tolerance released a press message to combat cyberbullying in all forms.
Quite recently Melania Trump spoke on the need to stop cyberbullying in one of her rare speeches.
Quoting from the https://www.theguardian.com, she said ““Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” and later added “It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is absolutely unacceptable when it’s done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.”
As a parent, you should never encourage cyberbullying at all. Being it your kid is the one doing it or him/her being the victim. Parents cannot police their kid’s devices 24/7, taking their kid’s phone to check it. That is virtually impossible. That is why the mSpy is designed for parents to assist them stop and prevent cyberbullying.
The mSpy parental app has a complete package of features. Cyberbullying is mainly done through the social messaging apps like Snapchat, Viber, WhatsApp, SMS, Skype, LINE, Tinder etc. And mSpy monitors