It’s no wonder that many teens are wrestling with this problem—they see the adults in their lives saying mean and nasty things to others on a regular basis.Do your part to model appropriate behavior and address any hurtful language when it comes up.We know that is not true, but it isn’t clear where exactly the line is.
You should also take the time to check your state laws.
We have discussed some of these laws on this blog and have a summary of many applicable laws here.
Do not respond to the cyberbully except to calmly tell them to stop.
If they refuse, you may have to take additional actions.
In sum, it can be difficult to hold bullies accountable for their actions (for both adolescents and adults).