Being a parent can be terrifying.

You spend your days trying to protect tiny humans when every instinct in their body is telling them to rebel against your good advice.

Toddlers have a meltdown when forced to hold hands while crossing the road and teenagers sulk when you tell them they cannot have a phone or stay out after a certain time.

Every decision you make is for the benefit of their wellbeing but every parent also knows there are aspects to being a guardian that are out of your control.

Teenagers can be cruel, especially to each other, and bullies have existed in schools since the inception of the institute.

And over the years, little has been done to successfully eradicate bullying from the classroom or playground.

Physical and emotional threats and torments hurt in equal measures and for a parent or guardian, it can be torture watching a child struggle at the hands of a bully.

And now in a digital age, bullies are turning to online methods of cruelty.

Not only do we have to worry about bullies using a digital platform but there are online predators that we have to protect children from.

– The Daily Advertiser

Read more: Parenting in the Digital Age

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