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Gina Badalaty is a lifestyle blogger for moms raising kids with special needs. She is passionate about living a nontoxic life, inclusion for kids with disabilities and technology to help kids thrive.
Dec 18, 2016
As we all know, cyber bullying can be dangerous. Being mocked online can be particularly hurtful to a child, who may feel as if there is no escape from the ridicule. How can you tell if your child is being cyber bullied?
The behavioral warning signs are similar to those of face to face bullying, however, they occur around time spent online. A change in your child’s habits when they are online, such as spending much less time on his phone or depressed, angry or disruptive moods may be a clue as well. He may ask you to block emails or phone numbers or shut down his online accounts after being bullied. You can also search social media to find out if accounts are being opened under his name, which is another form of bullying.
If you are certain that your child is a victim, it’s time for you to get involved to protect your child. Here are 9 steps you can take to protect your child from cyber bullying:
Cyber bullying is a real problem because it’s easy for kids to hide it from parents. If you feel your child is experience it, these steps can help protect your child so that he can develop a positive self-image and avoid the harm that comes from bullying.