THE SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD IS A VIC­TIM OF CY­BER THREATS

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A change in mood, de­meanour and/or be­hav­iour: for ex­am­ple, be­ing up­set, an­gry, tear­ful or re­bel­lious when not pre­vi­ously A change in friend­ship groups Spend­ing more time with fam­ily in­stead of friends Lower aca­demic marks at school Not want­ing to go to places, such as school or sport; this can man­i­fest as non-spe­cific ail­ments (headaches, stom­ach aches, gen­er­ally “feel­ing sick”) Be­ing ex­tra-se­cre­tive about on­line ac­tiv­i­ties A dis­tinct change in on­line be­hav­iours: be­ing “jumpy” when text mes­sages ar­rive, not leav­ing their phone out at any time, want­ing to be on­line all the time, or never want­ing to be on­line

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