What is bullying?
By definition, bullying means unwanted, aggressive behavior; a real or perceived power imbalance, and repetition.
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyber bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Cyber bullying can start with a simple message and quickly get out of control. It can happen anywhere at any time. Cyber bullying can impact that persons life socially, emotionally, and their physical health
how to tell if your child is being cyber Bullied
- Feeling sick or faking illness
- Changes in eating habits
- Difficulty sleeping
- Declining grades
- Sudden loss of friends
- Feelings of helplessness
- Seem stressed when getting messages
What to do if your child is being cyberbullied
- Encourage your child not to respond to hurtful messages
- Keep evidence of cyberbullying
- Report the cyber bullying
- Block the person who is cyber bullying
If your child Witnesses Cyber bulling, tell them to:
- Not send embarrassing photos or messages
- Not comment on insulting or harassing posts
- Report any instances of cyber bullying to a trusted adult
- Support the victim and be responsible
5 Statistics on Bullying
- More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online.
- Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim
- Fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to law enforcement
- Girls are more likely to be cyber bullying
- 1 in 10 teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without concent