How To Respond To Digital Bullying
The way you respond to digital bullying will depend on the severity of the situation and the type of bullying going on. You may use one of the preventative measures listed below to block the bully from your life, or you may need to take more aggressive action to stop the abuse. As a whole, it is a good idea to speak to a counselor about the situation so you can work through the emotional struggles that bullying causes. As a parent, you can enroll your child or teen in bullying counseling so he or she can talk to a caring professional.
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How To Prevent Mobile Bullying And Cyber Bullying
If you, your child, or someone you know is a victim of digital bullying, there are a few things you can do to reduce and possibly eliminate the problem. Here are some ways to prevent mobile and cyberbullying:
- Block the bully’s phone number. You can do this through your cellular provider and avoid getting texts, phone calls, and voicemails from the person.
- Keep your number private. Only give it out to a handful of people whom you know you can trust.
- Block email addresses and social network accounts. You may do this through a computer or through your smartphone. Decide who you want to be friends with online so you can avoid harassment as much as possible.
- Use identifying ring tones. By setting up special ring tones for the people you want to talk to, you can screen any calls you don’t recognize.
- Tell someone you trust. Let other people know about the bullying that’s going on so you can build a support system for yourself or your loved one.
If the mobile bullying or cyberbullying has to turn into a safety threat, keep a copy of all messages for your records. Use those to pursue legal action against the bully as necessary, such as a restraining order or a request to change schools. With the right preventative measures and bullying therapy, you can move forward to a better quality of life.