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There are several methods of cyber bullying and the bully may change roles going from the bully to the victim and back again. Cyber bullying is a serious matter, many children have performed violent acts as a result of bullying, including committing suicide as a result of being cyber bullied and in some situations, and children have killed other children as a result of being bullied. In most situations, cyber bullying is not a one-time incident, unless the first treat becomes serious enough to cause bodily harm or death. Children know what cyber bullying is when they see it, but many parents are initially more concerned about the explicit language used as opposed to the embarrassment and hurtfulness resulting from the post or text. Scroll down below for more on CyberBullying Prevention.
Cyber safety is important and one of the first steps in preventing cyber bullying is for parents to understand that their child may be both a cyber bully and a victim. It is often difficult for parents and caregivers to recognize that a child is a bully or being bullied. Parents have obligations and therefore cannot monitor everything their children are doing online, however, there are some steps that a victim or a parent can do in an effort to reach CyberBullying Prevention.