Taking a Look at Bullying as the New School Year Starts

Parents might want to keep an eye on potential cyberbullying as their children head back to school.
1:42 | 10/01/16

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Li Time for weekend download. No parent wants to see their kids as a victim of a bully. But it does happen. We have here for advice, mom.me editor and parenting expert Erica Sutter. Thank you for coming in. Good morning. The trouble spots for siberbullying are between people who are current or former friends and current or former death partners. As a parent, how do you spot the relationship that could devolve into cyberbullying? Relationships at that age turn on a dime. There are thing parents with do. Monitor your kids' social media accounts. See who is posting what. You want to pay attention to changes in behavior republican are they more sad? Despondent? Have their eating habits change snide and you want to pay attention to whether or not they're hanging out with their friends, avoiding school activities. Are there apps we should be on guard for? Be careful of those anonymous messaging apps. The apps like ic yak or afterschool or whisper that allow people to post without revealing their identity. That can be a breeding ground for bullying. What about apps that prevent bullying? Anything useful? A lot of things available for parents. I love my mobile watchdog. Social shield. Parents can monitor their kids social media activity. You can have them flag certain words that indicate bullying, violence, or words of a sexual nature. Thank you, Ericka. We'll be right back with "Pop news."

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