Cyberbullying: What you need to know
Cyberbullying is the newest form of bullying and one of the most complex because it’s constantly evolving and changing with new technology and social media sites, and it has no boundaries – it can reach a child anywhere, anytime, and its impact can be very serious and harmful.
Cyberbullying isn’t as obvious as other forms of bullying – your child could be a victim of a cruel website or Facebook page, have private photos circulating as a means to humiliate him/her, or could be receiving threatening text messages from classmates.
Cyberbullying can also include impersonating someone else online, posting embarrassing videos of a student online, or starting “text wars” – where several people email or text the victim, which can result in an emotional and financial toll.
Unless you are monitoring your child’s use of technology and watching for warning signs, you may not know he/she is a victim of a cyber bully.