What should I say to my young child about cyberbullying?

Explain that the same rules of respectful behavior apply online and offline, including being kind and respectful to others.

If they think they're being bullied, your kids should follow the rules of STOP:

  • STOP using the computer.
  • TELL an adult you trust what happened.
  • Get the OK from an adult before going back online or returning to the website where the bullying happened.
  • PLAY with other kids who don't take part in cyberbullying.

Lastly, your kid may want to tell the bully how his or her actions made him or her feel, after getting advice from an adult.

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