Recent research has indicated that regular family dinners can reduce the likelihood or minimise the effects of cyber bullying.
Of course it is not the meal that has the positive result but the communication and closeness that occurs when a family dines together.
When speaking to families regarding safe online strategies, the number one piece of advice for me is always ‘communication’. Speaking to our children is key and family meals are generally times this can occur. This is a small message that can have powerful results.
Dealing with these issues as a team and devising a method of dealing with these issues will help you children feel less isolated and give them the close support network which they need.