Ward Leber (CEO) gives expert video advice on: How can I protect my child from 'cyberbullying'?; What do I do if i suspect my child is being harassed by a cyberbully? and more...
What is 'cyberbullying'?
Cyberbullying is where a child usually would take what they would do to bully you in a school-yard, which means threaten you or talk bad about you, or spread rumors about you. It is something to hurt your feelings or to hurt you physically or financially, and they'll do it on the internet. What they'll do, is they'll send you messages that are either threatening, and threaten you the same way they would verbally if they were standing in front of you. If they want to create rumors about you, they'll send it out in a broadcast fashion to all the other people in school, or try to bully you into doing something that they want you to do. Unfortunately, kids have actually committed suicide over the cyberbullying that goes on. They felt like they just couldn't live with themselves anymore because of rumors that were sent out by some bully over the internet about them. So it's a really serious situation.