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Cyberbullying and Your Child

What to do if your child is cyberbullied

Cyberbullying is a serious problem that can have severe and lasting effects on a child's mental and emotional health.

As a parent, it can be challenging to know what to do if your child is cyberbullied.

This web page will provide on how to handle cyberbullying and support your child through this difficult time.

cyberbullying and your child

Recognise the Signs: It's essential to recognise the signs of cyberbullying. These can include changes in your child's mood or behaviour, withdrawal from social activities, and a reluctance to use their devices or social media accounts. If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to talk to your child about their online activity and whether they are experiencing any form of bullying.

Take Action: If you suspect your child is being cyberbullied, take action immediately. This can include reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities, such as your child's school, the police, or the social media platform where the bullying is occurring. You can also consider using parental controls or blocking the bully's account to prevent further harassment.

Screen Shot: It is critical you make every effort to gather as much evidence as possible.  This makes it much easier for schools and police to be able to help.  All devices allow you to take screen prints of the screen.  If you don't know how to .........??????

Support Your Child: It's crucial to support your child through the cyberbullying experience. Listen to them and offer emotional support, letting them know that you believe them and that the bullying is not their fault. Help them to develop coping strategies, such as taking breaks from social media or engaging in activities they enjoy.

Educate Your Child: Ensure that your child is aware of the dangers of cyberbullying and the importance of reporting any incidents. Teach them about the importance of online privacy, including the risks of sharing personal information or engaging in inappropriate behaviour online.

Cyberbullying can be a traumatic experience for children, and it's essential you to take action and support their child through this difficult time.  As a school we are committed to supporting you and child during this difficult time.