Before social media and widespread access to the internet came along, it used to be that parents only had to worry about bullying in the school yard. Now, however, our kids are facing a new threat: cyberbullying. Unlike traditional bullying, it’s a pervasive problem because kids can’t get away from it, and it spreads far faster.
Cyberbullying includes text messages, e-mails, as well as posts on social media such as Facebook. In some cases, the harassment is directed at the child, and in other cases it may be rumors or embarrassing photos are spread throughout the school and beyond using the mass reach of social media. Unfortunately, all kinds of bullying can cause the victims to want to lash out, hurting themselves or others, and that’s why it’s so important for parents to be aware of what cyberbullying is and how to fight back.
Protecting kids from cyberbullying
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