It’s very important for parents to have control over minors’ Internet interactions and psychological education. This will make it possible for them to use these resources appropriately.
We live in a world where a lack of Internet access is unthinkable. Trying to deny this reality won’t help anyone. You have to accept that the Internet is a part of our daily lives. That’s why we have to learn to use it safely. Banning cell phone use or restricting social media access won’t help at all if you don’t educate your children on how to use these technologies appropriately. At the same time, you should instill values like respect and attentiveness in them.
An upbringing founded on respect and consent is the fundamental pillar of all healthy relationships. Teens should learn how to set limits, explore their sexuality safely, and say “no”. Additionally, you should teach them how to respect others and express themselves. Finally, it’s also important to warn them about the dangers of the virtual world.
It’s not about scaring them or even confronting them. Rather, it’s about informing them about the dangers of the Internet so they can recognize risky situations and know how to act when faced with them.
What to do after an abusive situation
If a minor tells you they were abused, it’s important to listen to them so that they feel protected. You should never blame the victim for what happened.Abuse is when a person exerts their power and superiority over another to manipulate them . We should offer the victim emotional support and contact the appropriate professionals so they can help them.