Bullying is like smoking, it can kill
Differences between cyberbullying and bullying
- happens all day everyday no matter where
- no place to escape
- shared by an vast audience and could go viral
- face to face
- bully can be identified
- limited to onlookers
Effects of cyberbullying
Kids that are bullied can suffer from depression, anxiety, feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loose all the happiness of things they used to enjoy.
They will most likely start failing in school with their grades and participation. They might start to skip school or drop out.
Causes suicidal and dangerous thoughts.
Prevention and Awareness
Parents establish some rules with your kids about online usage. Sit down and talk to them about bullying. Explain to them what the causes and effects of bullying are. Always know the sites your kids are using. Ask questions as to who they are communicating with and where they go. Have your kids passwords and accounts. Keep the kids in check always know what is happening in their lives.