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What you need to know about


Cyberbullying refers to the use of electronic communication to intimidate, harass, or harm others. This can include sending mean messages or threats via text, email, or social media, spreading rumors online, creating fake profiles to impersonate someone, or sharing embarrassing or private information about someone without their consent. Cyberbullying can have serious consequences for the victims, including emotional distress, social isolation, and in some cases, even physical harm or suicide.


How to Prevent Cyberbullying:

A child who is being cyberbullied may:

• Avoid using computers, cell phones, and other
• Avoid social situations with family and friends, and show
reluctance to go to school.
• Exhibit signs of depression and anxiety.

If your child is being cyberbullied:

• Tell your child not to respond to the messages/ posts
• Keep messages and report the behavior to the website/
internet provider.
• Talk with school administrators about the school’s
cyberbullying policy. Include the bully’s parents in the

Ask your child:

• Has anyone ever been mean to you online?
• Have you ever posted anything mean about anyone
online? Why?
• Do you know your school’s policy on bullying?
• If you were being bullied who would you trust to talk