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How to know if your child is cyberbullying

How to know if your child is cyberbullying


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Cyberbullying or cyberbullying, unlike school bullying in childhood, takes place in digital media, that is, it is about harassment, insults, threats or gossip to a child through email, SMS, chat or social networks.

In most cases, the child victim of cyberbullying does not tell their parents or teachers what is happening to them, so it is very important to know how this bullying can manifest itself in the child's behavior.

There are some signs and signals that can make parents suspect that the child is being a victim of cyberbullying or cyberbullying. Being attentive to possible changes in behavior is essential.

1- The child can change his usual habits: You don't want to go to extracurricular activities that used to be fun, you try to find excuses not to go to school, your school performance and grades drop, your eating habits change, you find it difficult to maintain your attention and concentration and hides every time you connect to the Internet.

2. Changes in your mood: it is normal for the child to suffer mood changes throughout the day and feel sadness or indifference to things that previously motivated him, he can react aggressively at certain moments in an unjustified way or he is tense and angry.

3. Changes in your usual relationships: He stops going with his usual friends, he prefers to be alone instead of with friends, he overreacts to a little joke, he does not want to leave the house, it is difficult for him to communicate and he becomes very hermetic.

4. Physical changes: his body language is modified in the presence of certain people by hunching his shoulders, lowering his head and not looking at his children, at school he prefers to be near teachers or caregivers and flees from hidden spaces from the gaze, he has physical injuries that do not can explain and your belongings are frequently lost or extremely damaged. It can also refer to dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, or even vomiting.

Source:
- S.O.S. Guide Against Cyberbullying of the National Institute of Communication Technologies (INTECO)

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