Know the Warning Signs of Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying can be an ugly part of a childhood or high school experience, but it doesn't have to create lasting effects.
Much attention is being paid to bullying in schools, and for good reasons: children need to see school as a safe place, and efforts to create that environment are important. But many kids and teens can still be subject to taunting and trauma through cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is defined officially as "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices." And while cyberbullying looks different from the schoolyard variety, it is driven by the same social and emotional dynamics. However, there are some key differences.