During this time when we are less likely to gather in person, we are using social media, messaging platforms and gaming platforms increasingly more and need to be aware of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a behavior that is mostly aimed at scaring, shaming or angering the intended target. Please remember the offenders and targets can be both children and adults.
Please remind your children to report bullying to a trusted parent as well as notifying a teacher or Dr. Henrikson at school if applicable. We all need to remember the importance of being kind. Now more than ever we need to recognize our commonalities and cherish our differences.
Many social media companies provide educational tools and guidance for parents, please see just a few below:
Create awareness of this issue and stand up to bullying!