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 […]
Most kids don’t bully, and there’s no reason for anybody to put up with it. If your child sees cyberbullying happening to someone else, encourage him or her to try to stop it by telling the bully to stop and by not engaging or forwarding anything. Researchers say that bullying usually stops pretty quickly when […]
If you’re the victim of or witness to cyberbullying, be sure to report the bully to a suitable authority. That could be an administrator or service provider, or in extreme cases the police. Just be sure to remain anonymous and avoid any confrontation or direct interactions with the bully. While they may only seem like […]
Technology has added an expansive convenience to our lives, especially when it comes to communication. The recent pandemic led to millions of people having to pivot to conducting business and personal activities online that would otherwise be done in person. Companies went completely online and schools switched to a virtual learning space where comments and […]
Let your kids know that they can’t hide behind the words they type and the images they post. Bullying is a lose-lose situation. Cruel messages not only make the recipient feel bad, but also make the sender look bad. Frequently, they can bring ridicule from peers and punishment from authorities.Ask your kids to let you […]
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