If you’re reading this, you’re probably concerned that your child is a cyberbully. It’s important for you to remember, this does not make you a bad parent. In fact, by reaching out for resources to support your child, you’re acting to end the pain of bullying. According to recent research, 10-20% of students bully over the internet so you are not alone!
Cyberbullying statistics report over half of young people report being cyberbullied. According to stopbullying.gov:
“Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.”
Some examples of cyberbullying include:
Sending harassing or hurtful text messages or emails Posting embarrassing pictures or videos of others Spreading rumors on social media
Cyberbullying is different from other types of bullying. It can be more emotionally damaging, in some cases,