by Ann Neville
For Teachers and Parents
Cyberbullying is one of the major issues facing children, parents and educators today. However, there are many children who are NOT bullied, by cyber means or otherwise, despite appearing to be exactly the same type of child as those who are.
What makes the difference?
This is where parents/caregivers can play a significant role.
This guide addresses the following questions:
What is cyberbullying?
Types of cyberbullying
Why do some people cyberbully?
How does cyberbullying affect children?
What can parents do to PREVENT cyberbullying?
What can parents do if the child is already being cyberbullied?
What if it's your child who is the cyberbully?
What role do bystanders/witnesses play?
When should education about cyberbullying begin?