Cyberbullying can happen when a student sends an anonymous e-mail to another student threatening to beat him or her up after school. Another form is when a photograph is altered to display a student's face with another person's body and then posted on a web site for public viewing.
Here are some recommended rules for teens that can help you as parents keep your children safe from cyber bullies:
- Don't reply to messages from cyberbullies.
- Do not keep this to yourself. Tell an adult you know and trust.
- Save the e-mail messages and report it to the police.
Information tips and discussion starters about cyberbullying at NetSmartz.
Stand up to Cyberbullying
Tips for keeping your kids safe from Cyberbullies by Common Sense Media.
Information about preventing Cyberbulling from StopBullying.gov.