Cyberbullying: Is My Child the Victim or the Bully?

Many parents are shocked when they find out their child is being cyber-bullied or their child is cyberbulling another student. Every parent wants their child to feel safe and happy while growing up but that isn’t always something you are directly in control of. With children going to school for most of the day and having friends to then go hang out with, it isn’t always easy to tell what is going on in your child’s life and whether or not they need any help.

Bullying in school or in circles of friends is a notorious social activity that not only can affect your child but the entire family unit. However, us here at WebWatcher, have created such an advanced keystroke recorder that you can be sure to have all the information you need about your child and what is going on in their life.

While our keyloggers can easily record everything happening on the computer, there are definitely some general guidelines to be informed about in order to pick up on hints that your child is being bullied. To begin with, big increases or decreases in computer usage are tell-tale signs that something is going on with your child. Whether Billy always used to use the computer and now seems to want nothing to do with it, or went from seldom use to always sitting on MySpace or Facebook, these are the types of clues to start looking for. While cyber bullying can definitely lend itself to instant message and emails chats, usually this type of activity springs from larger social networking websites. Our keystroke recorder is so thorough that you can even monitor based on “Alert Words”, also known as, specific keywords or phrases that you think are suspect. Maybe you know of a certain bully’s name, or a place your child gets bullied, or various other hints at the big picture, but either way our system can help filter and prioritize recorded information in order to present it to you in an easy to read fashion. With our website filtering, you can also even block access to certain websites. Stepping in to provide distance from social networking is a suitable solution to the problem sometimes, and can provide instant relief in other situations.

IMs and Emails can also easily be a place your child gets bullied. Normally, IMs are fairly hard to track down. With little records kept of chatting, or the ease of deleting records saved, they can tend to be a place where a lot of direct interaction happens. Bullying can happen in real time with IMs which is why parental monitoring software can be so helpful. With emails, it is also easy for people to send around chain-mail, easily inflaming the situation with your child. With our system both of these can be filtered and recorded based on Alert Words, and have screenshots taken to provide a complete dialogue of what is going on in your child’s life.

No matter what the situation, don’t let your child’s growing “pains” be too literal. Start using our advanced software to monitor your child’s life and make sure you stop any and all bullying because we know your child is worth it. Visit our website now and buy today!