A powerful video from Words are Weapons shows just how harsh it is for kids growing up with social media.
An average of eight young Australians take their lives every week.
Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online.
1 in 4 has had it happen more than once. Sadly only 1 in 10 victims of bullying online will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
Just listening to some of the comments below that our kids receive on social media breaks your heart. I sobbed watching this video. It is beyond horrible.
And this is what our kids deal with daily. It has to stop!
Dr Kristy Goodwin a children’s technology and development expert, speaker and author says, “We have to teach our kids how to use social media respectfully and responsibly.”
“We need parents and educators talking to kids about kids’ and teens’ digital DNA and about how to interact appropriately online. This type of bullying HAS to stop.
“It’s another powerful reason why we need to delay the introduction of social media to our kids, until they’re at least the legal age of 13 years. And if they’re on social media we have to help them use it appropriately and have ongoing conversations about what’s happening online.
“This means parents have to be actively involved, or as I’d say’”Be the pilot of the digital plane.”
If you would like to join the fight, please sign and share the petition HERE.
Recently we shared a Teacher’s shocking responses from her students after asking this simple question… ‘What my parents don’t know about social media is…’” Read more on that HERE.
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