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New CSN Blog: Youth Cyberbullying During the COVID-19 Crisis
In 2019, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicated nearly 16% of high school students had been cyberbullied in the previous year. Defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as any bullying that occurs through technology, the global COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm of risk factors for youth cyberbullying, including:
increased time online
the emotional impact of social distancing
limited availability of adult monitoring
In our new blog post, CSN’s Erin Ficker, co-manager of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative, discusses with firsthand interviews the roles parents, teachers, schools, and Title V agencies can play to prevent cyberbullying during this particularly trying time.