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Keeping Kids Safe: Avoiding Bullying Online

Cyberbullying and harassment are unfortunately part of interacting online. That doesn’t mean you should try to keep your child from using any interactive platform; rather, you can help them be prepared to both minimize their chances of experiencing cyberbullying as well as respond when they see it online. In this handout, we’ve provided information on four organizations and websites that actively work to stop cyberbullying.

  • StopBullying.gov provides information from different government agencies on identifying, preventing, and responding to bullying.
  • ConnectSafely.org is a non-profit focused on teaching adults and children about online safety, privacy, and security.
  • The US Federal Trade Commission has extensive resources aimed at protecting kids online, including recommendations for talking to your child about cyberbullying and, more broadly, staying safe online.
  • CommonSense Media is a great resource for navigating technology and media. They provide reviews and ratings of TV shows, movies, and video games, as well as educational materials on a range of topics, including cyberbullying. See their Family Engagement Resources for ideas on how to talk with your kids about their technology use.