“Cyberbullying” is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Cyberbullying is not usually a onetime communication. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.
Once adults become involved, this actin becomes cyberharassment or cyberstalking.
Parents and children can prevent Cyberbullying together. This also opens the dialog for exploring safe ways to use technology. Awareness and rules for technology go a long way to protect children from online bullying. Some schools have even developed policies on uses of technology that may affect a child’s online behavior in and out of the classroom.
There is great website that provides easily consumed information for how to prevent and when to report Cyberbullying.
Browse to https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/ today if you know of anyone who may be dealing with Cyberbullying.
Nate Trimmer is a Co-Founder of Omnibeat. As a social media enthusiast with a background in organizational development and computer technology, he strives to help businesses understand and embrace social media.
Omnibeat is the digital marketing outsource solution for growth in Los Alamitos and the greater Long Beach area.