Praise your child for doing the right thing by talking to you about it.
Remind your child that he or she isn't alone — a lot of people get bullied at some point.
But recent studies about cyberbullying rates have found that about 1 in 4 teens have been the victims of cyberbullying, and about 1 in 6 admit to having cyberbullied someone.
In some studies, more than half of the teens surveyed said that they've experienced abuse through social and digital media.
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyber-harassment or cyberstalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time.
Certain types of cyberbullying can be considered crimes.Guard Child has researched and compiled a list of Child Internet Crime and Abuse Statistics from: The Pew Institute, The National Crime Prevention Center, The University of New Hampshire, Youth Internet Safety Survey, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Crimes Against Children Resource Center, Child Exploitation and Online Protection, Psychologies Magazine, Project Tomorrow, FBI, Cox Communications and other resources.Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but technology now gives them a whole new platform for their actions.As long as kids have access to a phone, computer, or other device (including tablets), they are at risk.Severe, long-term, or frequent cyberbullying can leave both victims and bullies at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders.