Creating Responsive Communities for the Prevention of Peer Victimization
Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that takes place electronically, using the Internet or cell phones. It is important for parents to be aware of cyberbullying as more and more children become immersed in the digital world. Click on the links below to view and print a pamphlet or read further on this page to find out more about this topic.
Cyberbullying is an illegal activity. Children are not always aware of the consequences of their actions. Knowing what cyberbullying is and talking about the seriousness of it may prevent children from engaging in cyberbullying or from being victims of or silent bystanders to cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying includes the following negative or hurtful behaviours:
Jane Thornthwaite, Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement, and student safety experts Theresa Campbell and Jesse Miller developed these videos for parents in order to help you keep your kids safe online. Watch these videos to learn preventative actions and techniques that you can use to protect your kids, and find out what to do if your child is the target of cyberbullying. For more information visit the EraseBullying website.
Watch Part 1 to find answers to these questions:
Watch Part 2 to find answers to these questions:
Use these strategies to support healthy online interactions:
Cyberbullying can have negative consequences, such as low self-esteem and school avoidance. If your child tells you that he or she is being bullied online: