Cyberstalking is when the stalker relentlessly pursuing their victim online and is much more likely lead to some offline attacks. It is always crucial for your child not to reveal any personal identifiable information to anyone online.
You probably heard from other parents that the internet is a dangerous place for kids. Why the internet is dangerous for kids actually has to do with the fact that bad guys can easily hide their identify and have easy access to your kids online, without even knocking on your front door.
Here I will outline some of the dangers your kids may encounter on the internet.
These are just few examples of why the internet is dangerous for kids. Apart of guiding your kids to behave online, you may also want to consider taking additional measure in order to stay more vigilant.
Cyberbullying is when another child or teen on the internet is harassing your child. Similar to the bullying that happen in school, the only difference is all the bullying activity is happening online with your child staying in their room. The other child or teen can humiliate, threaten, and embarrass your child using harsh words, offensive photos that can affect your child’s self-esteem, or simply calling them names.
They can sometimes offer gifts to your kids (usually something that you can’t afford or refuse to buy for your kids), try to show them something they don’t have (raises their anxiety and interest level), or offering them cash advance for a promised job. Other parents may not be able to give you specific examples why the internet is dangerous for kids, they just tell you that “the internet is dangerous, keep your child away from it”.