Nickelodeon and Common Sense Media are teaming up to teach you and your kids how to be cyber savvy. Harness the power of the Internet and learn how to be a good digital citizen. Cyber bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Also, cyber bullies strike no matter what age you are. I recently had a cyber bully attack me and I learned that it is important to guard my own kids against people like that. Visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying-tips for tips for staying safe online.
Statistics from commonsensemedia.org
Bullying hits the Web:
- The most commonly experienced form of cyberbullying is when someone takes a private email, IM, or text message and forwards it to someone else or posts the communication publicly.
- 38% of girls online report being bullied, compared with 26% of online boys.
- Nearly 4 in 10 social network users (39%) have been cyberbullied, compared with 22% of online teens who do not use social networks (all from Pew, 2007)
Like I said, I myself was attacked recently by a cyber bully so NO ONE IS SAFE. TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO STAY Safe Online!