Cyberbullying: Learn the Signs
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IS A CHILD BEING CYBERBULLIED OR CYBERBULLYING OTHERS?
Cyberbullying is Hard to Notice. Because teachers and parents may not overhear or see cyberbullying taking place, it is harder to recognize. Some warning signs to notice include:
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How to prevent cyberbullying: What kids & teens should know
- Never respond to harassing or rude comments.
- Save or print the evidence.
- Talk to your parents or guardian if you are harassed; get help reporting this to your ISP, school, or local law enforcement.
- Respect others online.
- Only share your password with your parent or guardian.
- Change your passwords often.
- Password protect your cell phone.
- Use privacy settings to block unwanted messages.
- Think before posting or sending photos – they could be used to hurt you.
- Contact the site administrator if someone creates a social networking page in your name.
References & Sources
- Tips on how to talk with your kids about bullying. STOPBULLYING.GOV
- How to work with your child’s school. STOPBULLYING.GOV
FEDERALLY COLLECTED DATA REPORTS
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The 2008–2009 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics).
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