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We recently sat down with our panel of experts from Children’s Colorado to have a candid conversation about bullying/cyberbullying. Here are the top questions from parents and answers from our experts.
Bullying is any unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. There is a substantial range in the intensity and impact of bullying, from mild taunting to overt physical violence.
Bullying can happen during or after school as well as online. Cyberbullying can be messages posted anonymously and sent quickly to many people.
A new setting with new people often creates a new social dynamic. Changing schools or participating with a new peer group can set up a bully situation. Even if the players haven’t changed but bullying could still present itself.
The following are some ways to prepare your child and prevent bullying:
Cyberbullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that takes place using electronic technology (phones, tablets, computers, as well as social-sharing sites and apps). This type of bullying tends to be more of a problem in adolescence as teens become more actively engaged with technology. Younger teens and children may still be exposed to cyberbullying through online video games or other activities that expose them to online communities.