Parents aren’t the only ones who are concerned about the effects of cyberbullying.
At the University of Illinois, a group of college students started a new organization: Calling Out the Bull in Bullying (COBB). The group was formed in an effort to raise awareness and educate people regarding the dangers of bullying – both traditional “school-yard” bullying and cyberbullying, which takes bullying outside the playground to hurt children even when they are at home, 24/7.
The organization’s main goal is to raise money for anti-bullying organizations that work to prevent bullying through education. Asking for donations around campus, bake sales and variety shows are just some of the fundraising events that the group has planned.
Start a Conversation to Help Protect Kids
Raising awareness about cyberbullying can be an effective way to minimize bullying on websites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. By starting a conversation with your kids about the potential dangers of the Internet, as well as what to do if they ever get offensive texts or messages online, can help keep your kids safe from the negative effects of cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying does not just happen with young teenagers – it can occur on high school and college campuses, as well. Talk to your kids early on about Internet safety and cyberbullying to help minimize the potential dangers later down the road.
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