Keeping Kids Safe Online: What You Need to Know About Cyberbullying


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Today, kids and teens are constantly using social media sites and smartphone apps like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. While these platforms give children lots of opportunities to interact outside of the classroom and engage with their peers, it has also given rise to a new form of bullying: cyberbullying. According to Dr. Maurice Elias, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Interdisciplinary Health at Rutgers University and a Parent Toolkit expert, “Cyberbullying is the use of electronic media for the purposes of harassment, victimization, and bullying of a peer.”

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