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:
- Behind every profile, there is a real person
- Encourage children to be inclusive and not leave others out
- Talk about the importance of helping others
- Give them coping strategies to respond if others are being unkind
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.