Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, an online game, or comments on a social networking site. It is done maliciously with the intent to embarrass, humiliate or threatened the victim. As it is done without being physically present with the victim, it is something that can happen at any time of day or night.
To view the Board’s policy on cyberbullying, click here.
What to do if your Kid is Cyberbullied
If your child find their profile has been altered without his/her permission, contact the company and have the site taken down.
If the bullying involves instant messaging or a social networking site requiring “friends”, delete the bully from the list or block their username or email address.
If your son or daughter sees cyberbullying happen to someone else, encourage him or her to stop it by not engaging or forwarding anything and by telling the bully to stop.
Sending or forwarding sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages from a mobile phone.
Any kid with a cell phone is likely using it to receive and send text messages and images. Some thoughts and safeguards on texting: