Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior by one or more youth that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated or is highly likely to be repeated. Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Educators, parents and mental health professionals recognize the impact bullying has on the youth, who is bullied, the youth who bullies, and on the entire school population. There is good news. Bullying can be addressed and prevented.
The internet and digital media are important ways children and teens communicate. They rely on both for researching school projects, obtaining music and, most important, for socializing. While the internet is a wonderful resource, it can also be dangerous. It is important for adults to be internet savvy. Learn more about the internet.