Attorney General Jack Conway announced today his plans to help fight cyberbullying in Kentucky.
He provided preventative measures for parents to help stop cyberbullying.
Strongly encourage your child not to respond to cyberbullying, try to identify the individual doing the cyberbullying, do not erase messages or pictures, contact your child's school if the cyberbullying is occurring through the school, contact police if the cyberbullying involves threats of violence or stalking, and monitor your child's on line activities and discuss what is appropriate to post online.
"Attorney General Conway just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage teenagers, to encourage educators, to encourage parents, to open up a dialog and conversation with students with teens about what bullying, in particular cyberbullying means, how it can be prevented, and signs to look for if you're worried your child may be being abused in this fashion," says Office of the Attorney General Communications Director, Allison Gardner Martin.
To report cyber abuse, you can call the cyber tip-line at 1-800-843-5678.