Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Today there are many new technologies that allow us to connect to each other. Cell phones, social media and the internet have allowed people to connect in ways that were previously unknown. The advantages to this in education are tremendous! However with all the benefits, there are some "risks" also. One of them is "cyberbullying" , which is basically a continuation of traditional bullying. Except that cyberbullying is often anonymous and can happen anywhere. Recognizing this fact, here are some great resources for parents to help identify cyberbullying and learn how to protect thier child.
National Crime Prevention Council: Cyberbullying
Information and resources to curb the growing problem of cyberbullying
Among many great resources including "Tip Sheets". One is titled "Working Together" which shows that everyone has to be involved to create a safe environment.
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from birth through the teen years.
Kids Health has extensive information on cyberbullying, separate sections for parents, kids and teens.
Common Sense Media: Cyberbullying
Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in the world of media and technology
Common Sense Media has been a go-to spot for parents and educators who want to find appropriate content for children of all ages. The cyberbullying material includes answers from experts, articles and videos.
Together against Bullying
Strategy for parents and children to -prevent bullying, of all kinds.
Lots of great advice for kids and parents to help deal with bullying. The Cyberbullying page offers a definition, signs and behaviors to watch for, and tips for parents plus much more..
Cyberbullying Research Center
Dedicated to providing up-to-date information about nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
Updated frequently, this site contains extensive tips for parents, teens and educators. A TON of resources here! Check out the article: What To Do When Your Child is Cyberbullied: Top Ten Tips for Parents