Cyber Bullying

What is cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place all over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. It can occur through SMS, apps or online in social sites. It includes sending, posting, or sharing negative and harmful content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing humiliation.

Signs of a child being cyberbullied

Signs of cyberbullying involves that one will suddenly stop using a computer even though he enjoyed it a lot, one seems nervous when gets any message or text, one doesn't want to go to school and feel anxiety and depression and remains silent all the time.

Effects of cyberbullying

Effects of cyberbullying involves fear, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, mental health issues. Emotional stress like feeling distressed, embarrassed, hurt and even fear for their safety. These are the side effects when one is being bullied and remaining negative all the time.

Why People do cyberbullying

People cyberbully for many reasons like one sees it as a way to stay popular, hurting others makes them feel powerful. Kids or teens who are less socially active do because it helps them cope with their own self-esteem, fit in with their peers.

Consequences of cyberbullying

The internet has been instrumental in creating a social network that provides many positive aspects but some use it in the wrong way. Consequences to a person who is cyberbullying involves attempting to make it a criminal act and have been thwarted many times, criminal penalties, states, school districts must include policies that fight against bullying to be in compliance with current laws.

Dealing with cyberbullying

Reassuring one's child that you love and support him or her, help your child step away from computer or any device, consider contacting your kid's school, block the bully, save and print out bullying messages so that one can complaint in police, call your mobile phone provider to report the number.