Cyberbullying and online-only harassment are no more emotionally harmful to children than in-person bullying, with digital bullying lasting less time and not involving one’s peers.
Two Connecticut high school football players have been charged in sexual assault cases involving different 13-year-old girls, at least one of whom has been taunted online by dozens of upset classmates.
Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.
Connecticut students could soon get more protections from cyberbullying.