don't be mean behind the scene
three differences of cyberbullying and bullying
- in cyberbullying the person getting bullied often has more trouble getting away from the behavior.
- cyberbullying can happen anytime of the day or night.
- deleting inappropriate pictures or harassing text messages can be difficult after they have been sent or posted
effects of bullying
- skip school.
- do drugs and drink alcohol.
- receive poor grades.
- have a low self-a-stem.
- experience in-person bullying.
prevention and awareness
- know the sites your kids are on and what they do on that site.
- tell your child that as a responsible adult that you may have access to their profiles on each site that requires that kind of stuff.
- have some sense and know what your child does on each site and how he conducts himself on that site.
- ask for their password but tell them that you will only use it for emergency purposes only.
- ask to friend or follow them on each site or ask a trusted adult to do so.
reporting a cyberbully
- don't respond or forward to any cyberbully messages.
- keep evidence of the cyberbully. use the evidence to tell the website or to cell phone service providers.
- block the person who is cyberbullying.