Bullying behavior has been around forever, but cyberbullying
presents new challenges – and kids today are the first to experience them.
Posted on Babble.com October 2017.
Helping Your Child Understand Cyberbullying
It was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking
their parents for a phone line in their room so they could easily and privately
connect with more friends. Today, a student’s desire to connect with friends
has not changed, but the options for doing so have grown tremendously. While
young people’s access to technology has evolved over the years, so has the way
we communicate with children about online safety and cyberbullying. Posted to
Spring 2017 edition of Our Children, the National PTA Magazine.
Cyberbullying: What Parents Can Do to Protect Their
Children - This 8-page booklet,
sponsored by Century Link, has information for parents on how to address
cyberbullying with your child and what steps to take if your child is being
Safety in the Online Community: A conversation with your
13-year-old about Facebook and Instagram
– Facebook and Instagram partnered with PACER’s National Bullying
Prevention Center to create this guide to help parents talk with their teens
about using social media. The guide covers setting up a new account, safety
tips, and commonly asked questions.
What Parents Should Know About Bullying – This guide,
created in partnership with Verizon, offers a comprehensive overview for
parents to learn what they can do to address and prevent bullying, featuring a
section on mobile and online safety.
Teens Against Bullying on Cyberbullying – Teens Against Bullying is a place for
middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take
action, and to be heard. This features a page on cyberbullying, giving students
tips on how to prevent it and how to take action.
How to Prevent Cyberbullying: Hands Off the Keyboard Until
You’re Calm! – YOUR TEEN for parents shared the following quotes in a recent
interview: Cyberbullying manifests itself as teens using technology to “to
hurt, harm, and humiliate” their peers, says Julie Hertzog, director of the
National Bullying Prevention Center in Bloomington, MN. “In some ways,” says
Hertzog, “online bullying can be even more devastating than traditional
bullying, as an aggressor is able to access an audience 24/7 instead of being
confined to the schoolyard, and the kid being bullied can’t escape the
bullying.” And the hurt can be worse, as “the person being bullied can read and
re-read a hurtful text or comment on social media, and experience the hurt over
and over again,” Hertzog states.
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