How can I tell if my child is a victim of cyberbullying?
Here are some questions to ask yourself if you think your child is a victim of cyberbullying:
1) Does your child seem unusually moody or upset, is having problems sleeping, has a loss of appetite, or is displaying other signs of depression?
2) Is your child avoiding social situations? Is he or she feigning illness to get out of going to school? When kids are bullied, school becomes a scary place and kids might avoid any social situation where they might be teased or bullied. It is very common for their grades to drop as well.
3) Has your child been complaining of stomach aches, headaches, having trouble concentrating, or exhibiting other signs of stress and anxiety?
4) Is he or she spending time more time in their room on the computer or conversely avoiding the computer? Are they closing out windows or messages when you walk in? Do they seem nervous when receiving a text message? Any change in their behavior concerning the computer or their cell phone is reason to take notice.
If you have any questions about cyberbullying, Goldstein and Bashner is offering free and advice and consultations to help arm you with the information you need to stop the bullying and take legal action if warranted. Contact us for a free consultation.