What you can do to stop Cyberbullying
Learn about cyberbullying and how you can help prevent it.
Would you recognize cyberbullying if you saw it? Here are some examples:
- Recurring cruel comments on social media sites like Facebook and Ask.Fm.
- Embarrassing images posted to Instagram and forwarded via cellphone.
- Threatening or harassing texts received at all hours of the day and night.
Signs Your Child May Be a Victim of Cyberbullying
- Avoids the computer, cell phone, and other technological devices or appears stressed when receiving an e-mail, instant message, or text
- Withdraws from family and friends or acts reluctant to attend school and social events
- Avoids conversations about computer use
- Exhibits signs of low self-esteem including depression and/or fear
- Has declining grades
- Has poor eating or sleeping habits
You may have heard stories about the results of cyberbullying—students suspended, children afraid to go to school and in rare, tragic cases committing suicide. These consequences all point to one thing: It’s time to do something about cyberbullying!