Cyberbullying is when a child (preteen or teen) is targeted by another child (preteen or teen) using the Internet, interactive/digital technologies or mobile devices. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been started by a minor against another minor.
Awareness of cyberbullying has risen in recent years as the access to social media has increased along with technologies being more readily available to students that include greater texting and data sharing capabilities. Please monitor your child's texting and photo sharing habits. As well, help teach them to guard against placing any inappropriate messages on social media sites or revealing personal information whenever on the Internet.