Cyber Bullying

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber Bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. By definition, it occurs among young people. When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of Cyber-harassment or Cyberstalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time.

Signs of Cyber Bullying

Being emotionally upset during or after using the internet or the phone

Being very secretive or protective of one's digital life

Withhdrawl from family members, friends and activities

Avoiding school or group gatherings

Slipping grades and acting out in anger at home

Changes in mood, behavior, sleep or appetite

Wanting to stop using the computer or cell phone

Being nervous or jumpy when getting an instant message, text or email

Avoiding discussions about computer or cell phone activities

Measures to avoid being Cyber Bullied

Block the bully

Limit access to technology

Know your kid's online world

Learn about ways to keep your kid's safe online

These are some important tips to keep in mind when it comes to cyber bullying. These come from http://kidshealth.org/parent/talk/cyberbullying.html

Also another good source of information is http://backgroundchecks.org/cyber-bullying-helping-the-bullied-stopping-the-bullies.html