How Can Software Prevent Cyberbullying?

This is a common question that I get a lot in interviews and it deserves a very clear answer: software can not keep your kids from getting bullied.

Sadly, neither can the most attentive or protective parent. There is no foolproof way to protect our kids from being picked on, whether online or off.

So how do products such as Safe Eyes help with this? If such products can’t actually protect the kids from bullying, what’s the point?

I think the point can be neatly summed up as a phrase that parents never need utter when it comes to cyberbullying: “If only I had known…”

The extreme consequences of cyberbullying, which has characteristics that can make it far more psychologically damaging than offline bullying, can be devastating to a family. In response to suicides stemming from online peer attacks, many states and school districts are responding with measures to punish…

Read the full article at mcafee.com



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