Over the weekend someone left a poll on our Facebook page about “Internet Mobbing.” I was not familiar with that term and I had to look it up. Internet Mobbing is what we often call “cyberbullying.” Kids get together and pick on other kids online. While a lot of this happens on social media sites and in chatrooms, some kids get emails that are hurtful and mean.
Cyberbullying is a serious problem. Some reports indicate that there have been suicides as a result of these incidents. When talking to your kids about Internet safety, make sure you ask them if they are being bullied or harassed online too.