Watch your thoughts, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Cyberbullying can have serious long term mental health consequences for the sender and the receiver.
- Listen to your child’s stresses. Outbursts may be an indicator of more serious underlying issues.
- If they won’t talk with you, encourage them to talk with another adult or contact Kids Help Phone.
- Consider reporting cyberbullying to the school principal or police.
- Consider trying to empower your child with the skills to resolve this independently.
- Act quickly, be supportive, and don’t minimize their experience.
- Be aware that the cyberbully may be an adult in another city or country.
- Help them clean up their online information and regain control over the platforms they use for online communication.
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