‘You’ve got to be on your guard’: Parents teach kids to be extra vigilant about cookies and other cyber threats
The mother of a young girl who was cyberbullied and bullied online has shared her fears about what cyberbullying can do to a child.
“My daughter is 14 years old, and she is just now coming out of a really bad cyberbullies phase,” said Amanda Taylor, the mother of Jadyn, who is from Brisbane’s west.
“It’s been hard for me to come to terms with what I feel is a growing and insidious trend.”
I don’t want to sound like I’m giving up, but it’s definitely going to be a long road to recovery.
“Jadyn is the 14-year-old victim of cyberbulling that started when her father took her on a camping trip in Queensland.
Jadys father took Jadys school to the remote northern Queensland town of Dromore in January this year and made her wear a mask.”
The next day, the family went on holiday to the Northern Territory. “
She had a panic attack and she was so terrified, and when she saw the virus, she started crying.”
The next day, the family went on holiday to the Northern Territory.
While Jadis father was away, the teen went to a friend’s house to see what her friend’s parents were doing.
She was able to leave with her mother, but when she returned, Jadin was gone.
The teen was left alone at home.
Jadin and her mother left Australia with a suitcase and returned to Queensland on Christmas Eve.
At home, the teenager was not wearing a face mask, and a number of people were taking pictures of her.
“They took her to a restaurant, a restaurant she was never at before, and asked her to give them a selfie,” Amanda said.
“And she was, and they put it up on Facebook and Instagram.”‘
It’s about being a good parent’It has been nearly two months since Jadlyn was attacked by cyberbulliers.
Amanda says Jadlin was able, with the help of a friend, to escape from the house, but she was still bullied.
“When I found out what was going on, I was scared.
She was 14 years of age, she was being attacked,” she said.
“It’s very difficult to talk about it, and it’s really hard to talk to someone who’s been cyberbullaged.”‘
She didn’t know what to do’After Jadun and her family returned home, Jadin was able help her mother with the online harassment, but Amanda said she was left feeling vulnerable and scared.
“We were trying to cope with the bullying online, we were trying not to do anything, but I didn’t want it to be anything to do with her,” she told ABC News.
“Even though we were able to help her, it didn’t really feel like we were helping her.”
Jadin’s mother has taken Jadina on a holiday to Bali, where she is staying with her grandparents, and has since been working as a tutor.
“The bullying, it was devastating, and the bullying was not just from Jad, but also from her friends and family,” she explained.
“At the end of the day, I just felt like she didn’t have any control over what was happening, she didn’ know what was on her mind, she had no control over her friends, and her grandmother was a very controlling and controlling person.”
But I still feel like she did the right thing in taking action, she did everything she could to protect herself.”‘
We are living through the most horrible time of our lives’While Jadin and her friends are not getting any cyberbullings, they are feeling the effects of it on them.”
If you are having this anxiety, it makes it worse,” she says.”
Because it is so hard to know when you are about to go through something like this, and to think that you are going to have to live through it for the rest of your life, it’s very devastating.””
It is so stressful, I am just getting by, I have jobs and things, but the bullying is making it harder.
“Jaden and her classmates from the University of Queensland have been given the support of the Australian Cyberbullying Prevention Alliance (ACPA), which provides counselling, information and support for victims of cyber bullying.”
There are a lot of survivors out there, but they are also victims of a lot more than one person, because there is no one to help them,” ACPA executive director Sarah Harrison said.
The ACPA has also set up a hotline at 1800 532 789.”
This is a national call-out and we have a hotline here in Queensland that we are working with to help people get help,” Amanda says.
The organisation also