Something all parents need to read and be aware of in order to help keep your kids safe as well as educate yourselves.

Teen Talk

by Katie Luce, LMFT
Site Director at Redwood High School & Jordan Middle School

This article is intended to educate parents and families about a serious issue affecting adolescents known as cyberbullying. My hope is to provide information, highlight some of the emotional issues that arise from cyberbullying, and offer suggestions regarding what families can do to communicate with their children and to address this problem.

Adolescents today are growing up online. Kaiser Family Foundation studies show that almost every school child has been online, and three-quarters of young people can access the Internet from their homes.  The National Crime Prevention Council reported in 2011 that cyberbullying is a problem that affects almost half of all American teens.

According to The Cyberbullying Research Center, cyberbullying is defined as bullying by electronic means, and usually occurs through social-media websites, text/picture messaging, chat rooms, gaming sites and email.  A cyberbully…

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