Help Protect Kids from Cyberbullying brochure from Microsoft

Microsoft has released a brochure Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying and it’s now available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre.This brochure defines what cyberbullying is, how to help kids avoid it and what to do if your child is being cyberbullied.

Cyberbullying, using the Internet for repeated unwanted or cruel behavior against someone–opens the door to 24-hour harassment. Because it’s online, cyberbullying can be virtually invisible to parents and other adults.

Cyberbullying methods may be virtual, but the pain is real and it’s associated with anger, embarrassment, fear, confusion.

A cyberbully may:
Send hurtful or threatening messages to a victim’s phone, harass a person in an online game, post embarrassing pictures on a social networking site like Facebook, or share a humiliating video online.
Disclose secrets or private information–for example, by forwarding a confi dential email or text message.
Deliberately shut someone out of an online group–an instant messaging (IM) buddy list or social networking page.
Impersonate the victim and then post hateful comments or belittle the victim’s friends on a blog.
Pretend to befriend someone – gain his or her trust, and then betray that trust.

How to help kids avoid Cyberbullying:
– Talk with kids about cyberbullying, and fi nd out how they are doing online.
– Encourage children to look out and stand up for each other.
– Ask your children to report bullying to you
– Look for signs of online bullying
– Do not tolerate cyberbullying
– Keep passwords a secret
– Turn on safety features

Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying Brochure

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