Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What to Do If You Receive Mean Texts, Tweets, Posts, or E-mails

This advise from the Committee for Children is sound, practical, and to the point. Please pass it on to every young person you know:

  • Never, ever respond to the message sender.
  • Report it as soon as possible to a trusted adult (and if that person doesn’t help, tell others until someone does).
  • Save or print the message to keep a record, then delete it from the phone.
  • Only keep contact information of close friends and family in their address book.
  • Talk to their wireless provider about how they can help (such as blocking the messages or changing their number).                                                                                                                     
For more information on dealing with cyberbullying, sexting, click on the link above.  You'll also find some great tips for parents!

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