Kids and Cybersafety from Niceldeon


Nickelodeon as part of their The Big Help initiative, has launched a service to battle cyberbullying and other cybersafety issues with Common Sense Media. Nickelodeon will feature on-air and online advice on what kids and teens should do when confronted with cruel or hostile posts, texts, emails or other online messages.

Common Sense Media's "Rules of the Road," offers a set of useful guidelines that help kids practice safe online and mobile behaviours. Some examples of these tips include protecting privacy and online reputation, assuming everyone can see what is posted online, and balancing time spent online and offline. Specific tips for dealing with bullies are to not reply to hostile messages, blocking bullies from access to Facebook pages or other online profiles, and making a copy of hurtful messages to show to an adult if necessary.