How to Protect Your Child from Cyberbullies
- Teach your child online responsible behavior including the proper ways to interact with people and the use of kind language online, whether addressing a friend or a stranger.
- Keep the mean or threatening pictures, messages or texts as evidence while escalating the matter to school or to the bully’s parents so that the matter can be addressed.
Cyber Bullying Usually Involves:
- posting or sending messages that threaten people or put people down
- leaving people out of online games or social forums
- spreading nasty rumors online about people
- setting up unkind or unpleasant fake social media accounts using real photos and contact details
- impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf.
- trolling or stalking people online
- sharing or forwarding people’s personal information
- posting insulting or embarrassing photos or videos of people
- harassing other people in virtual environments or online games.
- sending hurtful messages or threats via messaging platforms
Cyber bullying can happen at any time of the day or night, anywhere there’s internet or mobile access.