HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — In the wake of a dramatic increase in cyberbullying cases experts hosted a town hall style presentation Wednesday to help give parents tools to protect their kids from attacks online.
Cyberbullying is a growing problem. Social media, in particular, allows teenagers to harass one another in ways not possible just a decade ago. To fight that trend, The National Children’s Advocacy Center brought crimes against children expert James Holler to meet with parents and children and talk about the dangers of online activity.
“If they are being bullied you need to document the attacks so you can turn that information over to law enforcement,” Holler says.
Holler also encourages parents to know how to use their child’s cellular device so they can keep tabs on what their kids are doing online.
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