The same things that happen on the playground can also happen online. Cyber bullying means being cruel to other kids online. This can include:
Why is it dangerous?
Cyber bullying can cause low self-esteem, skipping school, depression and even suicide. Online threats can be more harmful than face-to-face bullying, because there’s no escape. It can happen 24/7. Kids may be afraid to tell their parents, because they don’t want their online access to be restricted.
How to keep your child safe:
Risky behavior for cyber bullying:
If your child is being threatened offline, call the police immediately.