With more kids than ever using cell phones and other digital devices to text, post, and chat, cyberbullying is a growing concern. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about cyberbullying and what parents can do to keep online socializing healthy for their children.
Also called electronic or online bullying, cyberbullying includes a range of harmful words and actions that take place in the digital world. Here are some examples.
Cyberbullying can take place through text messaging, on social media sites, apps, e-mail, web forums or multi-player online games.
Once cyberbullying became an issue, experts weren’t sure if it was a whole new type of bullying, or traditional bullying moving onto new platforms. A National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report concluded that cyberbullying and bullying are more alike than different. However, there are a few differences:
Just like traditional bullying, kids can experience cyberbullying in different...