ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A Courteous Communications, an Orlando based phone answering service, is proud to be hosting an anonymous bullying hotline to help put a stop to cyber bullying. They hope this step towards anti-bullying will encourage children to speak up about this issue and report any instances of bullying.
What is cyber bullying?
The definition of cyber bullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to harass, threaten or intimidate someone. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online or have been a victim of cyber bullying. Examples of cyber bullying include name-calling, continually contacting someone after they have specified that they want to be left alone, posting mean comments, altering photos to pick fun at someone, sending threats and so on.
In the past, bullying victims were easy to point out based on physical abuse or behavior. These days, it's a bit harder to tell if a child is being cyber bullied, especially because cyber bullying facts prove that only 1 in 10 children tell a parent or teacher if they have been a cyber bully victim. For this reason it is important for children to have someone anonymous to talk to in order to voice concerns and gain support.
An Anonymous Hotline
An anonymous bullying hotline may be the solution both students and parents have been looking for. Many public schools are offering anonymous bully tip hotlines for their particular school district. A Courteous Communications works alongside specific schools and have a direct line of communication to their administrative team and principals.
There are some great national hotlines that children, teenagers and parents can call to get advice and support. School specific anti-bullying hotlines are special because they bring open communication in a safe and confidential environment with specific students in specific situations.
A Courteous Cares
A Courteous Communications has been answering telephone lines for businesses nationwide for 30 years. Their team of virtual office receptionists are experts in handling unique and sensitive calls, therefore this anonymous bullying hotline is something they feel they can truly make a difference with.
Want to learn more about this issue? Contact A Courteous Communications' cyber bullying hotline at 1-800-785-6161 to suggest that we contact your school and see if we could help bring an anti-bullying hotline to your district.
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