Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weekly Tip - Cyberbullying Prevention

In the past, much of being a bully was through face to face contact between individuals.  With advances in technology, bullying can take place virtually anywhere, anytime.  Cyberbullying is a relatively new term that simply refers to harassing, intimidating, or abusing someone through the use of technology.  Today's cyberbully uses texting, chat, photos, social media, and other forms of media that are easily accessible and maintained by a majority of those in society.  The message of the bully is carried faster and has the potential to have a much greater reach than in days gone by.
There are several anti-bullying groups that offer very good information on the topic of Cyberbullying on the Internet.  Two that provide good resource information on tips for prevention and detection include the National Crime Prevention Council and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team.  Visit their websites for valuable information on how you can help counter Cyberbullying. 

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