What is cell phone or mobile bullying?

Joel Haber, Psychologist and Bullying & Parenting Expert, explains what cell phone or mobile bullying is.
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What is cell phone or mobile bullying?

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Mobile harassment is actually an extension of cyber bullying. It's when kids do bullying through the use of cell phones. Here is the problem with cell phones: Kids can send out blasts of text messages or email messages and getting kids to feel awful by getting their friends to rally around them. The bigger problem is the videos or the pictures that kids take to embarrass or humiliate. Now all phones have the ability to take videos and pictures. So kids go in to restrooms and film things that might humiliate or embarrass them. That's really scary stuff. Remember that, because they have a cell phone, it's the same thing for parents to think about. That is a privilege, not a right. You want to make sure that your kids are not doing those kinds of things. There has to be limits that are given to kids when they are first given that technology and make sure that they abide by them.

Joel Haber, Psychologist and Bullying & Parenting Expert, explains what cell phone or mobile bullying is.

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Joel Haber, PhD

Psychologist, Bullying & Parenting Expert, Author

Dr. Joel Haber is a Clinical Psychologist and internationally recognized bully prevention and parenting expert. He was selected as a webinar leader and a speaker for the Obama Administration Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention initiative.  He was also an invited participant to the Second Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit in 2011. His recent book, Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting and Bullying for Good set the bullying standard for schools, camps, sports, organizations and families dealing with bully prevention and intervention. He recently published The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive, Not Reactive Parenting.  He is a consultant and expert to the American Camp Association, and to LG Electronics as a member of (LGTextEd.com), providing cyberbullying and mobile harassment expertise to parents and families. He is an advisor to Cartoon Network’s anti-bully campaign: Stop Bullying: Speak Up.  He is an expert for No Snap Judgments: The Addams Family Broadway Show- National Campaign to promote acceptance and tolerance amongst our youth. He is also co-founder of Tool Kits for Kids (toolkitsforkids.com), recipient of five national parenting awards for helping parents and kids develop the tools and emotional life skills to overcome worry, build confidence and develop resilience. He has written and published extensively, speaking each year to thousands of parents and educators to help make children’s lives, safer and better. 

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