Yesterday, I told you I’d be straying from my regular topic of food from time to time this month. It’s National Bullying Prevention Month, and I know that a lot of my readers are parents and are concerned about the problem of bullying.


When we were kids, bullying took place in school, on the playground, perhaps in the neighborhood. But most kids who were bullied were able to get away from it once they walked into their homes and shut the front door. That’s no longer the case. Social networking and other online activities have made it possible for kids and adults to be bullied 24/7. This infographic from, shows just how pervasive online bullying, or cyberbullying, is.



It is so important that parents monitor their kids’ online activity. Kids are going to resist. It’s only natural. They don’t have to like it, but parents need to know if their children are being bullied, or perhaps behaving like a bully, so they can help. 


Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Infographic: The Truth About Cyberbullying
Think you don’t need to monitor your child’s online activity? These statistics might change your mind.