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How should I defend my child from cyberbullies?

Shawn Edgington
Pediatrics
As much as you want to put on your boxing gloves to defend your child from cyberbullying, don't do it. Should the thought of retaliation come to mind, do not take action! It's not uncommon for parents to take matters into their own hands by impersonating their child on their social network or by circulating vilifying e-mails around the "parent network" about another child. This will only make matters worse for your child in the long run. Instead, take off the gloves and help guide your child through a strategic plan you developed together.

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