Cyberbullying: When bullying happens online, what should schools do?

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September 17, 2015
Teens on cell phones

Adults across the U.S. listed bullying as their number two concern in this year’s annual NPCH Report of the top 10 health issues facings kids today. Bullying has been linked to several negative health outcomes, including inability to focus in school and mental illness.

In today’s digital environment, teens sometimes utilize technology as a means of extending bullying beyond school grounds and into the networks of social media and the Internet. But what behavior constitutes cyberbullying, and what should schools do about it?

We asked parents of teens across the U.S. for their perspectives on defining cyberbullying and how they think schools should punish cyberbullying. The results of this new National Poll on Children’s Health will be released next week. Sign up for our email list to make sure you get the report as soon as it’s available.

What do you think?
How should schools respond when a student is suspected of cyberbullying another student? Share your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter @MottNPCH.

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