The Internet can take bullying to a whole new level.
An unflattering photo, a vicious comment, a mean tweet or a slam on Facebook can not only hurt its intended victim, it can spread like wildfire reaching hundred of kids in mere minutes. How should a kid respond?
And what can you, as a mom or dad, do against cyber-bullying?
The first and most important thing is to not respond. That is what the bully wants and it only tends to fuel the fire, according to Carrie Goldman, parenting expert and author of "Bullied".
"Evidence is key when you're dealing with bullies," Goldman said, encouraging people to take screen shots of cyber-bullying to have a record of the information in order to present it to school or local officials.
Goldman shares practical tips with Marlo Thomas, actress, producer, and social activist, in this video clip from marlothomas.com. Watch it for ideas to help your child stay safe at school and online.
Is cyber-bullying a problem in your town? Should schools do more? Or does all of the responsibility fall on the kids and their parents? Tell us in the comments.