Cyber bullying can take many forms—sending hurtful text messages and pictures, posting cruel comments online, or creating fake Facebook or MySpace pages to impersonate other kids, for example—and it can have a devastating effect, especially considering the amount of time kids today spend online, texting, and using digital media.

While cyber bullying might start from home, it can quickly move to the school environment—and yet many schools may not be prepared to address it. This timely white paper from Common Sense Media is designed to help parents, educators, policy makers, and the online industry explore proactive steps to prevent cyber bullying, such as through digital literacy and citizenship education programs.

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Jeff Festa