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Cyberbullying: Remember the Golden Rule

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is still great advice. An example: A friend’s child was having trouble on the school bus with one particular boy. The mother suggested that this child might not know the right way to be a friend. So the child being bullied went out of his way to be extra nice to the bully. Once the bully realized there was a different way to act, the two children became real friends.


Cyberbullying: Learn the latest lingo.

As a parent, learning the latest lingo is imperative to stop bullying. This includes verbal, texting and online slang. Do you know that “CD9” means parents are around and that “99” means parents have left? Your child could hide something that can lead to poor self-esteem, depression, or even suicide.

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Cyberbullying: Understand cyber-bullying.

One of the newest arenas where a child can feel helpless against what is being said or shown in pictures about them is online. Make sure to carefully monitor screen time in a way that feels protective to your child and not intrusive. The more conversations you have with your kids about what occurs online, the more likely they will be able to talk to you about what’s going on. Take every opportunity to teach them how to manage themselves in confusing situations.