Finally, I have almost experienced a cyber-bully. I let my youngest son,I’ll call him Bucky, have a Facebook page even though he’s only 9. But I use my e-mail address so I have access to the page and see everything people write.
Bucky doesn’t really care about anything except looking at cool pictures, the silly games and writing “Hi’ on everybody’s wall.
Things have been problem free for more than a year but last month a kid name Jason that I don’t know sent Bucky a message, something like, “my homie said u r gay for real.”
I didn’t catch this comment until Bucky wrote back “butt face”.
Then Jason, who is three years older than Bucky wrote ‘bring it on dick banger”. Bucky didn’t know what any of this meant so he came to me to ask what Jason was talking about.
AAAARRRRR. I blocked Jason after going over every message, picture and video on his face book page.
“Who is this kid”,I asked Bucky while he was playing with his Legos.
“I don’t know, I think he rides my bus.”
“You don’t know him?”
“Not really, he’s in like 5th grade.”
Bucky didnt’ seem bothered so after blocking “bad kid Jason” I let everything drop. I told big sister to keep an eye on Bucky while they were on the bus.
We haven’t heard from Jason in a month, but today a new message popped up on Bucky’s page. All it said is “F UUUUUUUUU.”
So what am I supposed to do? Should I send “bad kid Jason” a message and say, “Hey, idiot, this is Bucky’s “Bad-A” mom, and I’m reading all the messages you send.”
Do I ignore it?
Or, do I print the messages out and go tell his mom? I figured out who she and and were she works while studying his FB page.
One thing I have figured out. Just having access to your child’s FB isn’t enough. You have to actually look at the page. Figure out what’s really going on.
I’ll let you know what happens. Please, send me ideas if you have any. Please, please please. firstname.lastname@example.org