While harmless trash talk is expected to some extent in online gaming, know what the line is (according to the game’s terms of service) and don’t cross it. There are many reasons why: To begin with, if you’re frequently caught being toxic, you may be banned from the game entirely. But the bigger and more […]
The anonymity available on the internet can cause bullying to be more severe and harder to trace the source. People are often more hostile when they don’t have to face the consequences of their actions. Sadly, the reach of the internet and email makes it easier for mean behavior to spread more quickly to a […]
Fighting back is only likely to make the bully ramp up the situation. Depending on what’s going on, you might want to try ignoring them instead. A lot of times, the cyberbully just lives for the reaction they get from their target. You can also take subtle steps, like blocking messages on social media or […]
The wide growth of the internet and advanced technology over recent years has made the presence of cyberbullying worse than ever. Save documentation of any online activity (emails, web pages, instant messages, etc.), including relevant dates and times. In addition to archiving an electronic version, consider printing a copy to have a record if you […]
Restricting the number of people who have access to contact information or details about interests, habits, or employment lessens exposure to bullies that you or your child do not know. This may limit the risk of becoming a target and may make it easier to identify the bully if you or your children are harassed. […]
Do not react to the bully. If your child is targeted by a cyberbully, keep a cool head. Remind your child that most people understand bullying is wrong. Let your child know they should not respond in kind. In its place, urge them to work with you to save the evidence and talk to you […]
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