“Bullying” means any repeated and pervasive written, verbal or electronic expression, physical act or gesture, or a pattern thereof, that is intended to cause distress upon one or more students in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop, or at school activities or sanctioned events. Bullying includes, but is not limited to, hazing, harassment, intimidation or menacing acts of a student which may, but need not be based on the student’s race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation. NMAC 188.8.131.52
88% of teens have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on social media networking sites 12% of teens say they witnessed unpleasant behavior “frequently” on social networking sites 62% of parents ofteens ages 13-14 are “friends” with their child on Facebook Approx 20% of teens update their sites or profiles at least once a dace 24% of social network users say they are not confident in their ability to use privacy settings
Talk about bulling with your kids.
Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.
Encourage kids to do what they love such as activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.
Article from: Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.