What is Cyberbullying and how can we prevent it?

cyberbullying is actually the most common bullying among children and teenagers.

with a small percentage of people understanding what it really is

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place on cell phones, computers, and tablets and common technologies. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or meaningful content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.

The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:

  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
  • SMS (Short Message Service) also known as Text Message sent through devices
  • Instant Message (via devices, email provider services, apps, and social media messaging features)
  • Email

Special Concerns

With the prevalence of social media and digital forums, comments, photos, posts, and content shared by individuals can often be viewed by strangers as well as acquaintances. The content an individual shares online – both their personal content as well as any negative, mean, or hurtful content – creates a kind of permanent public record of their views, activities, and behavior. This public record can be thought of as an online reputation, which may be accessible to

the bully please make sure you seek help from a professional if you feel the situation is overwhelming.

schools, employers, colleges, clubs, and others who may be researching an individual now or in the future. Cyberbullying can harm the online repu

tations of everyone involved – not just the person being bullied, but those doing the bullying or participating in it.

 

We have to put more attention to such problem, and there are many ways to help prevent it.

by paying more attention to the community, and friends our children are around. As well as monitoring their phones devicesand social media, but most importantly by having a very open and close relationships with our children.

providing a loving and understanding home can be much support for the upcoming generation.

many suicides are occurring and a very high percentage of them is due to cyberbullying help stop bullying theworld can become a better place one person at a time.

If you do come across of your child or someone else’s child being

but remember our children are the reflection of how we raise them. they are a constant recording machine if you realize it or not you are able to change such behavior and teach your children that bullying isn’t the right thing and there are consciences for it.

Just because we don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there let’smake the world a better place