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5 Tips to Keep Cyberbullying Out of Your Home

If there is one hot button topic among parents and students it is cyberbullying – what is it exactly, how to stop it (or is it even stoppable!), and why do young people do it. STOP Cyberbullying is a great online resource for anyone who is concerned about this topic. STOP Cyberbullying states:

“Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.

When I speak to young people, I like calling it digital drama or internet drama – I’ve been told that only, “old people,” call cyberbullying, cyberbullying! In any case, while bullying in any form is unacceptable, intervening when cyberbullying occurs is difficult since the bullies, bystanders and victims often are shielded from each other through the distance of modern technology. Often bullies may become more vicious with their attacks since there is a lack of face-to-face interaction. In the past, victims could get respite from bullies when they left school to the safety of their homes. Now, bullying continues through Facebook wall posts, YouTube videos, text messages and other means of connecting via social networking sites all day long.

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5 Tips to Keep Cyberbullying Out of Your Home

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  1. Great tips! Thanks for the post.

  2. There used to be a time when you could get away from bullying. But it’s not that way anymore. For kids that are being bullied, it now follows them home and everywhere because so much of the bullying happens online. Lots of kids turn to drastic measures to either protect themselves or hurt themselves. It is so tragic. I talk about online bullying and suicide here:


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