60% of thirteen to seventeen year olds have at least one social media profile.
88% of teens have cell phones, or access to one.
71% of teens use more than one social networking site.
Help for Parents
Does Your Child do this when you come around?
• unexpectedly stops using their device(s)
• appears nervous or jumpy when using device(s)
• appears uneasy about being at school or outside
• appears to be angry, depressed, or frustrated after texting, chatting, using social media, or gaming
• becomes abnormally withdrawn
• avoids discussions about their activities online
If so, your child may be experiencing a form of cyberbullying.
Read more about signs to watch out for here.
9 Ways To Respond to Your Child
Respond thoughtfully, not fast.
Be Open-Minded & consider other perspectives.
Document any evidence
Reach out for help.
Acknowledge your child's resilience
Remember that bullies have often been bullied too
Restore your child's confidence
Click Source: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2018). Cyberbullying Identification, Prevention, and Response. Cyberbullying Research Center (cyberbullying.org).
Tips on Responding to CyberBullying
Get Help For Your Child.
Here's a frequently updated list of Internet, gaming, and social media companies and their contact information so you know exactly where to get help
Download Your Parent's Guide to CyberBullying