Cyberbullying Awareness & Prevention: An Infographic for NBPM
National Bullying Prevention Month is a wonderful program by PACER to inspire, educate, and involve others in the fight to stop bullying and protect our kids. Bullying is a plague on our children, and the more we can do to end it, the better.
TeenSafe itself was founded by parents who saw the effects of bullying on their children–but not just any bullying: cyberbullying.
Raising awareness and preventing cyberbullying is one of the greatest challenges of modern day child-rearing. Cyberbullying may in fact be even more common: a study supported by PACER showed that 22% of students report being bullied during the school year, while over 43% of kids report being bullied online.
Young people say it’s easier to bully people online. This is because in the digital world, there isn’t the same level of supervision. The increasing number of apps and social networks mean there are more places for cyberbullying to occur outside of parent or adult supervision. Because of that, the large majority (up to 90%!) of children who witness cyberbullying do nothing.
At the same time, the anonymity of the internet also means that children are more willing to engage in online bullying, thinking there will be no repercussions, or they may not understand the “real world” impact that cyberbullying has on its victims. But it DOES have an impact, and victims of bullying are more likely to suffer from…
- Depression or Anxiety
- Sleep Difficulties
- Loss of Interest in Normal Activities
- Change in Appetite
- Poor School Performance
What can we as parents do to help? Our infographic Cyberbullying Awareness & Prevention contains the facts you need to understand cyberbullying, and start a dialogue with your child about what your family can do to put an end to cyberbullying.
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