HHS HealthBeat (April 30, 2012)


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Cyberbullying, which happens online, can hurt feelings and damage relationships, and it is increasing with emerging technologies. One-click access to the Internet makes it that much more dangerous for kids.

Marci Hertz is a health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” (6 seconds)

Parents and kids can choose to be careful online.

“There are definitely steps that parents can take to help prevent cyberbullying in terms of kids being careful who they’re friends with, adults and parents being friends with their kids on the social networking sites, going to the sites that their kids go to themselves.” (16 seconds)

You can learn how to take action against bullying and prevent it from happening at

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04/30/2012 01:01 AM EDT