Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tips For Handling Cyberbullies

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) July 20, 2011

"Bullying has taken on a new form in the Internet age — it no longer stops at the edge of school grounds. Are you worried that your child has or may become embroiled in cyberbullying? Here are some tips for parents and kids:
For Parents
• Consider whether your child is ready to have a cellphone or to be on Facebook. Cyberbullying is becoming a huge problem for students of all ages. As more young children create Facebook profiles and are given cellphones, their ability to represent themselves online may be outpacing their maturity. If your child does have a Facebook account, make sure it's free of questionable or risque material. Also, be alert to whether your child has accounts on sites that allow teenagers to post anonymously, such as or gossip websites such as or (which has been taken offline but is available on Twitter)." Read More

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