A Parents' Guide to Cyberbullying
A Guide for Recognizing and Preventing Cyberbullying
What is cyberbullying?
As the use of the internet and social media have increased in education and in households, a different type of bullying amongst minors is occurring. Cyber bullying is the cruelty that is inflicted when negative comments are shared through electronic devices such as cell phones or computers.
Statistics on Cyberbullying
1/3 of high school students have been a target of cyberbullying.
11% of middle school students have been a target of cyberbullying in the last month.
1 out of 6 parents know their child has been a victim of cyberbullying.
39% of teenagers who use social media have been a target of bullying.
88% of social media teens have witnessed cyberbullying.
For more information:
Please refer to A Parents Guide To Cyberbullying: A Guide for Recognizing and Preventing Cyberbullying. Find information on
- Types of cyberbullying
- Forms of cyberbullying
- Prevention of cyberbullying
- Steps to take if you suspect your child is a victim
- Additional information concerning cyberbullying