New research reveals that children with mental health issues are nearly twice as likely to be cyberbullied. Figures come from the research of 14,994 children aged 11 – 16 as part of our collaboration with The Cybersurvey by Youthworks.
The research is being released as part of a joint initiative for Mental Health Awareness Week between Internet Matters and BBC Own It – around the theme of kindness.
We have created a video for parents to help them encourage children to be kind online – offering practical tips and advice.
The video covers four key talking points to discuss with their children:
The video has been created by psychologist and Internet Matters ambassador Dr Linda Papapopoulos, who works directly with children helping manage the effects of cyberbullying. You can view more of Dr Linda’s content here.
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