Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied? Do's and Don'ts
- Talk with your child about cyberbullying.
- Tell your children not to respond to any cyberbullying threats or comments online.
- Document the cyberbullying by keeping a record of any online cyberbullying activity.
- Report the cyberbullying to your internet and mobile service provider.
- Report any abusive content on your child’s social networking sites to the provider (e.g. Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook).
- Report the cyberbullying to your child’s school.
- Report the cyberbullying to the RCMP, especially if there are threats of violence or sexual harassment.
- Do not tell your child to “just ignore it”.
- Do not blame your child for being cyberbullied.
- Do not criticize them for not coming to you earlier, or for how they’ve handled things.
- Do not tell your child to retaliate. If your child begins responding, it may escalate the situation and spur on the person doing the cyberbullying.