Cyberbullying

What it is, how you can prevent it and how you can stop it.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

Facts About It

Nearly 43% of teens have been cyberbullied at least once.

90% of teens who have seen cyberbullying, have ignored it.

About 75% of teens have admitted to cyberbullying someone.

Only 1/10 victims tell an adult about the abuse.

How To Prevent It

1. Think before you post

2. Set up privacy controls

3. Always log off of your accounts

4. Don't give out your passwords.

How to stop it

1. Don't respond (that just adds fuel to the fire).

3. Tell a trusted adult.

4. Don't delete the proof, you may need it.


In severe cases, law enforcement may have to get involved.

For additional information...

stopbullying.gov

More facts and information

1. Cyberbullying has many forms; texts, emails, posts, comments, etc.

2. Cyberbullying is most common within teens.

3. Pretending to be someone else online, is a form of cyberbullying.

4. Cyberbullying victims are more likely to have depression and to consider/commit suicide.

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