Fighting back against cyber bullying

By Dave Sherry
By Matt Hicks

April 16, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 1:31 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Cyber bullying -- it's an issue that seems ever present for school age children and has been blamed for a number of student suicides.

On Tuesday, a social worker was teaching adults how to fight back.

Celia Clement, of Ithaca schools, gave a presentation about cyber bullying and the issues children face today.

Parents and educators listened as Clement described how kids attack each other anonymously over the internet and how it can spiral out of control.

She emphasized that fighting against bullying while promoting good citizenship are key to stopping this issue.

"Students need to be hearing this repeatedly, not just one time deal, because things change and they need to be reminded and they need to share their stories with each other," said Clement.

Clement recommends that parents and educators have a two-way conversation with kids about bullying, rather than coming down on them and simply telling them how to act.