The back to school time of year is full of anxiety for most kids because there is nothing worse than going to school and being made fun of, picked on or the topic of juicy gossip. While you can't control what people say about you, you can do things to avoid beind the brunt of hurtful comments about your looks. While many of these tips may seem obvious, I'll bet you have posted things about yourself that could make you an easy target.
According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, almost 21 per cent of American youth between the ages of 10 and 18 have been the target of some form of virtual harassment or "cyber-bullying." I asked Trend Micro's Lynette Owens, who runs the Internet Safety for Kids and Families program, for some amazing insights.
I found out from my 10-year-old that a girl in her class has uploaded a video on YouTube about her. I could never have imagined that a small school tiff led her to produce a video announcing her dislike of my daughter, but I am thankful she chose to come to us with this as opposed to dealing with it herself.