Taking Action (Mother sees son making fun of someone else via instant messaging)

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Taking Action (Mother sees son making fun of someone else via instant messaging) by Mind Map: Taking Action (Mother sees son making fun of someone else via instant messaging)

1. Pros : -Give more background information -Understand the REAL situations -Understanding the position your child is in and understand WHY he made those actions

1.1. Cons : -Peers tell your child about your meddling -Can lie to you and avoid the truth -Can blame parent/child for TRYING to help with the current situation

2. 1.Restricted from the computer

2.1. Pros : -Prevent any conflicts online -Teach child a lesson -Not publicizing online

2.1.1. Cons : -Child continues in person -Gets others involved to do dirty work (cycle) -Enrages child

3. 2. Contact the guardians of the other child

3.1. Pros : -It will make the child understand -They could be more aware of what is actually happening online -The other parents can help resolve the other issue

3.1.1. Cons : -Other parents become more defensive -It gets around and causes more problems for BOTH of the children -It could cause the bully to increase his bullying actions

4. 3. Talk to the peers of your child

5. 4. Go through the messages

5.1. Pros : -Find out EXACTLY what is happening -See the other child's position in the situation -Won't be able to hide the evidence

5.1.1. Cons : -The child can start having an extreme negative attitude -Over react and argue with the parents -May have a chance to cause physical harm because they invade the bully's "privacy"

6. Issue : Son becoming cyberbully

7. Final Decision : Take away internet privileges

8. Final Decision : Restrict the bully from using the internet and contact the guardians of the bullied victim to come to resolve the issue