If your child shows any of these signs, or other worrying and out of character behaviours, it is important that you talk with them and maintain a close eye on both their online and offline behaviour and keep them connected to supportive friends and family.There is help at hand if your child is being cyberbullied and plenty of constructive ways to help your child take control of the issue.
If cyberbullying involves another student, talk to your child’s school, which is likely to have a policy in place to help manage the issue.
Open communication is so important, whether directly with you or a trusted adult they may feel more comfortable opening up to. This could be an aunt, older sibling or grandparent. Keep the focus off the situation by also encouraging your child to do something offline that they enjoy. Reassure them that you won’t block their access to the internet because they have reported a problem to you.