Celebrities Leaving Social Media After Online Bullying Raises a Good Question for Your Kids

In the last week, Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran and Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown left social media platforms (Instagram and Twitter, respectively) after being online bullied by trolls and even fans. These incidents bring up a good question for your child and their online experiences- should they leave social media as a solution to online bullying?

How Online Bullying is a Function of Social Media

Bullying has been around for as long as humans have and with the advent of modern technologies, it has evolved over time. The last 10 years have been a rapid succession of newer and newer social technologies that are shaping a new generation of young people who have never known anything but. And as with anything else, there are a number of extremely beneficial possibilities as a result, but also a host of negative ones that must be addressed.

Do you suspect your child's being bullied? Here's what you should do.

Your once highly social teen has recently shown drastic changes in their behavior. Maybe your child doesn’t want to hang out with their friends anymore, they fake illness to avoid going to school or sports practice, they can’t sleep, remain hidden in their room and hardly eat. These are some physical indications that your child may be facing a new kind of bullying.

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Legal age limits usually have a history behind them that shapes the way people think about age and maturity. There are several impactful examples that demonstrate this influence and can help understand the current debate surrounding online bullying. 

How Can Resiliency Protect Your Child Against Cyberbullying?

How Can Resiliency Protect Your Child Against Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a prevalent discussion topic in today’s popular culture and news cycles. It is disappointing to note that while there is much discussion, there doesn’t seem to be many solutions presented at large, and while this is representative of the information at the surface level, there has been a tremendous amount of scholarly research done on this very topic.