"If you get the monitoring software, put it on the computer and forget that it's there," Aftab says.
That way, if someone's viewing porn, you'll have the records to deal with it.
And cyberbullies don't witness their victims' reactions, the way they might if they insulted others to their faces.
But parents may not realize that some kids are going online to seek out web porn, too.Internet Safety Tips Camera phones, digital cameras and web cams are everywhere these days, and kids can be victims of their own inexperience with new technology.Many post pictures, videos or notes online that they later regret."They come across to the children as their new best friend.They're going to have the same likes and dislikes," Shehan says.With the speed and ease of the Internet, her classmate soon recruited 20 others to bully Handy online. As the ordeal dragged on for months, she dreaded going to school, felt physically ill and saw her grades tumble.No doubt, the Internet can be an extremely useful tool for young people.You can view the Internet browser history to see which websites your child is visiting, Shehan says.But since kids can delete this history, you may want to install Internet filtering software to block porn sites in the first place.Mary Ellen Handy had a painful crash course in the dangers of the Internet.The trouble started in her freshman year of high school after a dispute over a boy's affections.