Research the world over shows that most young people don’t tell an adult or parent when they are having social troubles at school. This is true whether the peer aggression is happening face-to-face, online or both. Some students victimised online worry that if they tell, their parents will over-react and ban them from going online altogether, but there is more to it than that.
So why don’t they tell us and how can we, as adults, encourage them to feel OK about coming to us? Anne Collier from the Facebook Safety Advisory Board and editor of Net Family News has written an excellent article with insight for adults into this complex issue. You can read her article here: