Teach your child about cyber bullying. Cyberbullying includes sending mean, rude, vulgar, or threatening messages or images; posting sensitive, private information about another person; pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad; and intentionally excluding someone from an online group.
These acts are as harmful as physical violence and must not be tolerated. We know from research that the more time a teen spends online, the more likely they will be cyberbullied – so limit online time.
Talk with and listen to your child, every day.
Take note of any mood swings.
Be a good example of kindness and leadership in your daily routines and interaction with your child. Values are caught and not merely taught.