Cyberbullying Resources for Youth and Their Families

Jennifer P. D'Auria, PhD, RN, CPNP

Disclosures

J Pediatr Health Care. 2014;28(2):e19-e22. 

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Introduction

Cyberbullying is a global public health challenge with the potential to disrupt or destroy the lives of children, adolescents, and their families. It may have negative consequences, especially for the victim, ranging from school absences to depression to suicide (Hinduja & Patchin, 2010a). The American Academy of Pediatrics (2013) recommends that health professionals provide education and counseling for parents and youth regarding bullying, including strategies for how to deal with it. This article will focus on informational and educational resources about cyberbullying available on the Web for parents, youth, educators, and health professionals. Mobile applications (apps) to combat cyberbullying will also be addressed.

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