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If there is an academic problem at school, you may feel confident about when to jump in. But what if you or your child is having a social problem? Do you wonder how involved to get? The answer is not set. Here are some basic information to consider.
CYBER BULLYING is the issue of cell phones, instant messaging, e-maill, chat rooms or social networking sites such as facebooks, twitter, snapchat, instagram and all other social networks that connected to harass. CYBER BULLYING is often done by children, who have increasingly early access to these technologies.

Facts about Cyber Bullying :

• Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.

• 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online. Filling up your friend’s facebook feeds with positive posts instead of negative ones can boost school-wide morale.

• Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly.

• 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.

• 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.

For Early Childhood

Early childhood often marks the first opportunity for young children to interact with each other. Between the ages of 3 and 5, kids are learning how to get along with each other, cooperate, share, and understand their feelings. Young children may be aggressive and act out when they are angry or don’t get what they want, but this is not bullying. Still, there are ways to help children.

Also Young Adults

Young Adults Behaviors that are traditionally considered bullying among school-aged youth often require new attention and strategies in young adults and college students. Many of these behaviors are considered crimes under state and federal law and may trigger serious consequences after the age of 18.

Cyberbullying can have drastic effects on youth especially those who are psychologically vulnerable or dealing with stressful life situations. Cyberbullying does not affect everyone the same. Outside factors can contribute to the responses of those who are cyberbullied. The picture below contains some of the facts of cyberbullying including the extreme yet rare case of suicide.

The effects of Cyberbullying (Kids who are bullied and who bully others)

  • Hurt feelings
  • Sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, fear
  • Frustration, low-self esteem, trust issues, poor academic performance, suicide
  • Bullying others, abuse alcohol, get into fights, vandalize property, drop out of school

Why is cyberbullying so hurtful?

Cyberbullying is more harmful than face-to-face bullying for many reasons;

Permanence: the insults, comments or images can be preserved by the person who was bullied or by others so that the victim may read and view them over and over again and the harm is re-inflicted with each reading.

Audience: many young people are their friends or family members that are able to view the damaging material increases the victim’s humiliation.

Social networking: social network sites such as, Facebook, and Snapchat. The speed at which harmful messages can reach larger audiences also play the role to damage the victim.

Support the Kids involved

All kids involved in bullying, whether they are bullied, bully others, or see bullying, all can be affected. It is important to support all kids involved to make sure the bullying doesn’t continue and effects can be minimized.

**For Kids who are bullied** Listen and focus on the child. Learn what’s been going on and show you want to help. Assure the child that bullying is not their fault. Know that kids who are bullied may struggle with talking about it. Consider referring them to a school counselor, psychologist, or other mental health resources.
**Address Bullying Behavior** Parents, school staff, and organizations all have a role to play. Make sure the child knows what the problem behavior is. Young people who bully must learn their behavior is wrong and harms others.

Support Bystanders Who Witness Bullying

Even if kids are not bullied or bullying others they can be affected by bullying. Many times, when they see bullying, they may not know what to do to stop it. They may not feel safe stepping in in the moment, but there are many other steps they can take.

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