One video to watch with your child before joining social networks
Cyberbullying, a word you never want to hear in the same sentence with your child’s name. We know it’s tough but being educated on the most current facts surrounding cyberbullying can save your child from many dangers.
- On average there are 1,575 teen suicide attempts every day
- Victims of cyberbullying are more likely to have lower self esteem or consider suicide
- Any form of bullying whether face-to-face or online is known to be connected to depression and suicidal behaviors in people
- There are 4,600 teen/youth suicides each year
- 8 out of 10 kids experience bullying on the internet
- 1 out of 10 kids who have been bullied attempt suicide
- More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease COMBINED
- On average, there are 12 teen suicides every day
Take a few minutes to process these egregious statistics. Bullying is a very real, very serious issue in today’s world and not enough is being done to stop it. Unless you are the bully or the victim, you don’t know what kids are doing or saying and what the victims are going through. Take a look at some real tweets written by real kids:
If you are experiencing bullying or have a child that is being bullied, here are some resources you both can use to get help:
- National government resource:
- Tennessee resource: https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/bullying-and-harassment
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255
Pharos Social is a collaborative social media monitoring tool for parents and kids. We monitor for signs of self harm, harassment, cyberbullying, & other online threats to keep kids safe while also helping them build a healthy social media presence to benefit their future.