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Cyberbullying Is Serious. Here’s How You Can Prevent It.

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Written by: Westfield

“After a year of socializing and learning online, kids are spending more time on computers and mobile devices than ever before. And while it seems like children are safer at home, all that screen time can leave them open to an increased risk of cyberbullying.

Bullying of any kind is a nightmare for children, but cyberbullying carries a different kind of weight. The perpetrators can hide behind social media under the radar of teachers and parents. Because there’s generally less adult interference, it can go on longer. Additionally, children with increased loneliness and anxiety may be online more often, leaving increased opportunities for bullying, the study says.”