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Bullying/Cyberbullying

Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the people you know safe from bullying.

 
If your child feels bullied
 
  • Focus on your child: Be supportive and gather information.
  • Talk with and LISTEN to your children every day.
  • Be supportive: Tell the child it is not their fault.
  • Be patient: Talking about bullying can be difficult.
  • Contact his or her teacher, counselor, or principal.
  • Explore options: Educate child and discuss options to deal with bullying behavior.
  • Be a good example of kindness and leadership.
 
Coaching the child who bullied 
  1. Identify the problem
  2. Ask questions and gather further information
  3. Apply consequences
  4. Generate solutions for the future
  5. Follow up

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying occurs when a child or teen uses the Internet, emails, text messages, instant messaging, social media websites, online forums, chat rooms, or other digital technology to harass, threaten, or humiliate another child or teen.  

Prevent Cyberbullying Before it Starts

To stay safe with technology, teach your kids to:

  • Refuse to pass along cyberbullying messages.
  • Tell their friends to stop cyberbullying.
  • Block communication with cyberbullies; delete messages without reading them.
  • Never post or share their personal information online (including full name, address, telephone number, school name, parents’ names, credit card number, or Social Security number) or their friends’ personal information.
  • Never share their Internet passwords with anyone, except you.
  • Talk to you about their life online.
  • Not put anything online that they wouldn't want their classmates to see, even in email.
  • Not send messages when they’re angry or upset.
  • Always be as polite online as they are in person.

Source: National Crime Prevention Council

 

Links for more information online

https://cyberinsureone.com/online-safety/

http://www.ozicare.com.au/life/insights/digital-safety-for-kids

Prevent Cyberbullying

Government Stop Bullying Website

Parent, Teen and Educator information:

Stop Cyberbullying

Solutions for every age group starting with preschool

General Internet Safety for kids

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/net-safety.html

https://www.asecurelife.com/cyberbullying-prevention-guide/ - Everything Parents Need to Know about Cyber Bullying