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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cyber Bullying

How often do we hear on the news of yet another case of cyber bullying? With all the technology at our finger tips, we are able to reach more people than ever before - which is a good thing.  But bullying is now so much more than harassing or beating someone else up in the school yard or neighborhood. Now people can bully others by logging onto Facebook, sending emails, using chat rooms, blogs and gaming sites, or posting cell phone photos.  As parents, we need to take measures to protect our children from being bullied and also from bullying others. How can we do that?

  • Make sure that we are aware of the sites that our children are on and check their history periodically
  • Keep the lines of communication open so that your children will feel comfortable coming to you if they’re struggling with bullying
  • Know your children’s friends
  • Discuss with your children the importance of not sharing their private information with others
  • Beware of the time spent on the internet
There are plenty of resources that you can turn to for more information and help. Go to The Center for Disease Control’s website at or simply Google “cyber bullying” and you will find endless information on how to prevent cyber bullying. Also speak to your Insurance Agent to discuss Personal Injury Protection coverage which will provide protection if your child is accused of bullying.

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