With online schooling becoming the “new normal” over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyberbullying has dramatically increased among students. The shift from traditional classroom settings to remote learning can make it easier for bullies to target victims.
Cyberbullying can have devastating consequences for its victims, including physical and mental injuries, or even death by suicide. Parents can play a significant role in putting a stop to cyberbullying by watching for certain signs that a child is being bullied or is bullying another student.
If a student is being cyberbullied, he or she may be reluctant to sign on to their classes or use their camera during a video call. The student may become withdrawn, display anxious behavior, or avoid using electronic devices altogether.
If a student is cyberbullying another student, he or she may hide the computer screen, use electronic devices constantly, or avoid discussions about activity online.
You May Have a Legal Claim if Your Child Was Cyberbullied and Sustained Injuries
If your child sustained mental or physical injuries or took his or her own life after being cyberbullied, we can discuss the legal options you may have during a free consultation. Call (855) 244-2031 or fill out our online contact form to get started.