Bullying on both social media websites and in chat rooms can have the same physical and emotional effects as bullying in the schoolyard. Researcher have determined that virtual rejection and teasing can have a tangible sting just like they can in the real world. The emotional toll from cyber bullying effects include anxiety problems.
Kids today are growing up in a complex world far different than when most of us grew up. Be aware of any potential problems created by the online world through both direct observation and open communication with your children.