Around one in five school-age children has already been affected by cyberbullying (source: Cyberlife IV study). You can read how you can support in our news article and in the topic area.
We can and should take a clear stand against discrimination, fake news and conspiracy theories every day. Even in our private lives, for example, when someone posts something in a class chat that is not acceptable.
Parents show their children what balanced media use looks like. A jointly drawn up usage agreement can ensure more balance in everyday digital life - the fixed rules apply to all family members.
If every person has his own facts and constructs his own reality, then it is no longer possible to communicate about problems in a society and search for common solutions.
We know from research that bullying is perceived very late by teachers. Corona has reinforced this fact, especially in the period of distance teaching. Teachers need to know the dynamics of a bullying process in order to recognize it early and to be able to act.
We need to talk to our kids early about good and bad secrets, that they are allowed to say no, that they should definitely get help, and that they should be suspicious online - because not everyone is who they say they are.
Addiction develops in the brain's reward system, so it doesn't matter whether you smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, play computer games excessively or use social media. Often, addiction develops quite unnoticed. The good news is that computer game addiction is easily treatable!
We need good technical programs to protect minors, we need safe surfing areas for children. We need to oblige providers to ensure that children and young people are protected, and we need to make parents, educators and teachers fit so that they can support children well.
Love always wins. That's what I stand for and that's what I speak out for: less hate and more love online. Know your limits so that you can move freely online. Because only those who are safe can also be free. Together with more self-confidence into a better future.