You can help prevent it
Three Differences Between Cyberbullying and Bullying
Cyberbullying can be anonymous and distributes quickly to a large audience. Cyberbullying can happen any time, even when the kid is alone. Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is difficult once they've been posted or sent. Bullying has none of these difficulties.
Effects of Cyberbullying
Kids who are cyberbullied may use alcohol and/or drugs, skip school, receive poor grades, have lower self-esteem, and have more health problems. Some may even go as far as self harm, or even suicide.
Prevention and Awareness
You should always know what sites your kids are visiting, and ask them where their going, what they're doing, and who their doing it with. Tell you child that, as a responsible adult, you may review their online activities if necessary. Ask them for their passwords, and make it known that you'll only use them if there's an emergency. Ask a friend or another trusted adult to follow your child and monitor their behavior. Encourage you kids to tell an adult if them or someone they know is being cyberbuillied, and explain that you wont take away their device if they do.
Be clear about what sites your child can visit, and what they can do online. Help them be smart about they post or say, and encourage them to avoid posting embarrassing or hurtful content about themselves or others. Tell them to keep their passwords safe, and to not even share with friends.
Reporting a Cyberbully
Don't respond to or forward cyberbully messages. Keep the evidence of cyberbullying. Record dates and times, save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. Use this to report cyberbullies to web and cell phone service provides. Block the person who is cyberbullying you.