How can my child stand up to cyberbullying?

Understand the bystander's role
in cyberbullying

While it can take just one teen to start the humiliation or harassment of another, bystanders play an essential role in perpetuating the bullying and giving it power and momentum.

What is a bystander?

Either way, it's important to talk with your child about their role in cyberbullying, and how, without even knowing it, they may be contributing to another child's harm.

Help your child stand up to cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is going to take everyone working together to help put an end to it — including our children – with us encouraging them to take a stand.

Start by taking the steps below:

Understand why your child might not stand up to cyberbullying

A teen's life is often complicated, with a lot of social pressure from peers and uncertainties facing them as they transition from child to young adult. The reasons they may not get involved in standing up to cyberbullying are also complex.

Here are some of the reasons why bystanders hold back:

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