Get Today's News On Cyberbullying

By: Elizabeth Hearne

Cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying? According to stopbullying.gov's website, “Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.” These could be threatening, mean or hurtful text messages or emails.

Preventions On Cyberbullying

Actions Taken: To Stopping Bullying and Cyberbullying

What parents should do when their child is cyberbullied? According to cyberbullying.org, "Parents should make sure your child and teens are safe; talk with, listen to your child and learn exactly what has happened and the context in which it may have occurred; collect evidence by printing out and saving screen shots of conversations, messages, pictures and any other clear proof your child is being bullied; work with the school and help administrators to seek out, if the aggressor goes to the same school as your child; refrain from contacting the parents of the bully; contact the content provider and let them know what is going on because cyberbullying violates the Term of Service of all legitimate service providers; contact the police when physical threats are involved; contact the Office of Civil Rights, if bullying is based on race, sex, or disability; seek counseling, if necessary and set up privacy controls on each of the social medias if cyberbullying occurred.

Cyber Bullying: A Video to Educate Students and Parents

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http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/index.html

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/stop-cyberbullying

http://cyberbullying.org/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-cyberbullied

http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk/smartphones-and-the-rise-of-cyberbullying/

http://www.goodeveningworld.com/easy-ways-to-prevent-cyberbullying/

http://www.adlibbing.org/2012/03/29/bullying-why-should-i-care/

https://nobullying.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Eq-dLHluA (Beware of Profanity!!!

This video was developed by the Public Education and Oral History Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law to raise awareness about the seriousness of cyber bullying on Feb 08, 2012)