What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyberbullying or cyberharassment is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying and cyberharassment are also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital sphere has expanded and technology has advanced.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions on purpose, usually more than once, feels bad because of it, and has a hard time stopping what is happening to them. It is conscious and repeated aggression towards another person or group. It can be in any age group, and occurs in schools, workplaces,
and in social situations.
Who Gets Bullied?
Bullies focus on children or adults who stand out in some way. In schools, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth, children with disabilities, and socially isolated youth may be at an increased risk of being bullied. A recent study showed that autistic children are more prone to bullying.
How to Prevent Bullying
Although research suggests that parents are often the last to know when their child is being bullied or has bullied someone else, you can break that trend by
- Talking with your kids every day about their social lives.
- Encourage your child to chat, ask open-ended questions like:
- Who did you have lunch with today?
- What did you do at recess?
- What happened on the bus ride/walk home from school?
Devins Message was started because we believe what our Mission Statement Proclaims:
Being Brave! Being Resilient! Building Self Esteem! Building Self Confidence! Because no one can control others words or actions, we can only control how we react!
By teaching our children and young adults the principles of Self Image & Self Confidence,which will help them manage these situations throughout their lives.