Talking to kids about cyberbullying

Lori Getz, MA Internet Safety Expert, Mother, and Educator, shares advice for parents on how to talk to kids about cyberbullying so that their kids will know what to do, what role they play, and how to stand up for victims
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Talking to kids about cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is really an important topic to be talking to your children about. They need to understand what a cyberbullying situation is all about. Cyberbullying is repetitive and it's malicious. It is sending mean, hurtful, electronic messages. It's pretending your are somebody that you are not. It's uploading pictures or video in order to embarrass or harass somebody online. You want to make sure your child has a mental map and knows exactly what to do in the case of a cyberbullying incident. What role with they play? Are they the bully, the victim, the bystander, or the advocate? Do they know how to stand up for the victim and make sure that the victim has somebody to turn to?

Lori Getz, MA Internet Safety Expert, Mother, and Educator, shares advice for parents on how to talk to kids about cyberbullying so that their kids will know what to do, what role they play, and how to stand up for victims

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Lori Getz, M.A.

Technology Expert

Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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