Technology Thursday - Cyberbullying Awareness Month. According to Bark, in 2019, Bark analyzed over 873.8 million messages across texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms They found 76.2% of tweens, and 78.4% of teens experienced cyberbullying as a bully, victim, or witness.
The common types of cyberbullying:
1. Exclusion - Intentionally leaving out a person of a group message, event, or photo
2. Harassment - Executing abusive behavior against someone online.
3. Doxing - Publicly sharing someone's private information to cause them harm.
4. Masquerading - Pretending to be someone you are not in order to hurt someone else.
5. Trolling - When you try to get a rise out of someone by provoking or baiting them.
There are several apps available for both IOS and Android mobile devices to help parents monitor their child's devices. One app created the images below - Bark.