Tips and Advice
Cyberbullying can be stealing passwords, sending offensive texts, creating websites to humiliate someone or spreading rumors using social media.
Passwords should not be shared with friends!
Google your child's name to see what is on the internet about them.
If your child tells you they are being cyberbullied, stay calm and have them show you what he/she received.
If there are threats of physical violence, call the police.
Teach these 3 steps: Stop-don't respond to a message, Block-through social media, block the bully and limit your communication with friends about the incident, Tell-inform a trusted adult and show them everything.
Warning Signs Your Teen is Being Cyberbullied
Unexpectedly stops using computer or cell phone
Appears nervous when texts or emails appear
Appears uneasy about going out or going to school
Appears angry or frustrated after using a cell phone or computer
Trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, excessively moody or crying
Suspicious phone calls, e-mails and packages arrives at your home
Possible drop in academic performance