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Why might my child avoid telling me that he is being cyberbullied?

Shawn Edgington
Pediatrics
Research shows that your child probably won't tell you they're being harassed online or by text message. As they grow older, they're even less likely to say anything. Why is that? Nothing is more important to our children than their cell phone or computer, and parents believe that taking away their technology will solve the problem. Children also think that parents will get in the middle of the situation by reporting the bully to teachers, other parents, or the school's administration, which, in a child's opinion, makes the problem even more difficult for them.

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