Protecting Children from the Dangerous, Digital World
Written By: Al Mohler | Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Sunday's edition of The New York Times gave front-page attention to the problem of adolescent bullying on the Internet. There can be no question that the Internet and the explosion of social media have facilitated the arrival of a new and deeply sinister form of bullying, and the consequences for many teenagers are severe. For some, life becomes a horror story of insults, rumors, slanders, and worse.
Meanwhile, many parents are baffled about how to help - if they are not completely out to lunch.
As Jan Hoffman reports: "It is difficult enough to support one's child through a siege of schoolyard bullying. But the lawlessness of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to cloak a bully's identity all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation of analog parents."
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