Back-to-school: What to Know About Cyberbullying
October 6, 2021

While connected platforms like social media, text messages and game networks make it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family, they also present an opportunity for bullies to find targets. Keep reading to learn more about what cyberbullying is, the effect it can have on your teen and how to protect them from such mistreatment.

The Effects of Cyberbullying

While your teen may have a normal experience when using online networks or texting others, these platforms offer bullies a way to harass others without face-to-face contact. Because of this, it can be hard to know when a teen is suffering from bullying.

Any type of bullying can lead to long-term emotional damage and health effects, so it’s important to learn some common signs that your teen may be experiencing harassment, such as:

Preventing Cyberbullying

Follow these tips to protect your teen from cyberbullying:

Insurance Coverage for Cyberbullying

Some insurance carriers now offer coverage for expenses associated with cyberbullying. This type of coverage is usually an endorsement on a homeowners or renters insurance policy, and can help reimburse a family for emotional damage, mental health services, damaged reputations and more.

Contact us today to explore insurance solutions that can help protect your family.

Sources: The Hanover Insurance Group/The Harris Poll, L1ght  

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