Sunday, September 18, 2016

Overview on Cyberbullying

We are happy to reintroduce to you CCA's one-sheet overview on Cyberbullying: An Overview for Parents, Teachers and Students + Resource Guide. This guide, written by Earl Gage, MD,  defines cyberbullying, gives suggestions and resources for parents, teachers and other caregivers.

Awareness is the key. 
Recognizing a change in child’s mood or behavior and checking in is vital to saving someone that may be suffering from the affects of name-calling, defamatory photos, and incessant messaging among other tactics used to bully via phones and the Internet.

Take Action
The good news is action can be taken to prevent and help those that may have been bullied, like reporting it to school officials and not bullying back. It is critical to understand that the bullied person feels powerless to the bully, so recruiting help is necessary. Furthermore, you want to get the bully help too, so he or she can stop the behavior and learn why they may have acted out this way.

Bullying Can Happen To Anyone
Anyone can be cyberbullied, not just children. Cyberbullying also happens to college students and adults in the workforce.

Through understanding more about bullying in the age of the Internet, we can help everyone build resiliency and prevent this damaging behavior. 

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