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Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Anxiety, Bullying, Children, Counseling, Cyberbullying, News, Teens, Therapy

Coping With Teen Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can take many forms. It could be harassment, the use of insulting or vulgar language, demeaning someone, exposing secrets or otherwise embarrassing or intimidating a person in any form. In more dangerous forms, it could result in cyber stalking or even drive the victim to depression or worse. Often, cyberbullying can cause the victims to become withdrawn, frightened, depressed and make them retreat into a shell. As a parent, you will need to look out for signs of cyberbullying and help your teen stop it before it becomes a bigger problem. Watch for signs of cyberbullying If you have a teen at home, it is quite likely they have already witnessed some form of cyberbullying, if not targeted at them, then at someone in their peer group. If your child is the receiving end of one of these online bullies, you need to first be able to identify the problem when it crops up. If your teen has suddenly become quiet, has started avoiding friends, has started locking...

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Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Anger, Bullying, Children, Family, News, Parenting

Help Your Child Deal With Bullying

As unfortunate as it appears to be, bullying is a reality all across the world. A child might be suffering from bullying in school or in the neighborhood and yet his or her parents might not realize that it is happening to them. This is mostly because kids who are bullied may not approach their parents or teachers for fear of retribution from the perpetrators. The first step in helping your child deal with bullying is to recognize the signs that he might be demonstrating in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. These signs could indicate another problem so it is important to spot them and not react right away. Once you are sure there is nothing else at home that might be triggering these signs then you can take further steps to help resolve the situation. Signs that might indicate your child might be bullied are: bruises, torn clothes making excuses to miss school preferring isolation, not meeting with friends not talking much poor performance at school lost possessions...

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