What do you do when your kid is getting cyber-bullied?

Cyber-bullying is really serious and capable of causing lasting trauma. How should a parent respond when they find out it’s happening to their kid?

“Recently I found out that my 15 year old daughter is being cyber bullied. She’s an honors student and part of the student council too. We found out that a group of acquaintances had a private chat going that she wasn’t a part of. They were saying mean things about her. Then someone created a “hate page” on Instagram. I didn’t even know these existed, but it’s where someone creates a page just to bully someone. People posted screenshots of texts they had with her, and doctored pictures of her with mean things written on them. I want to contact the principal and ask him to help make it stop, but she says if I do she thinks the bullying will get worse. I’m really scared about the toll this is having on her. My heart is breaking and I don’t know what to do to help her.”

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com.  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE!  Check out our page here – https://www.facebook.com/TeenTherapyCenter/

If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.

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