David Coleman: What to do if your child is targeted by cyber bullies
CYBER bullying is all too regularly making the headlines, because of tragic reactions like the recent cases of Ciara Pugsley and now Erin Gallagher.
Children and teenagers seem to feel that online communication is very different to face-to-face communication. Certainly they seem to feel that they can be far more insulting and derogatory about each other than they are prepared to be in person.
So if your teenager is being targeted online it is quite likely that they will feel even more dismissed, isolated and put down than they may feel if the bullying was happening in person.