Cyberbullying

Bullying is bad

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when people bully each other through the internet or instant messages.

Examples of cyberbullying

1. sending mean texts

2. posting embarrassing pictures

3. creating fake profiles

Three differences between cyberbullying and regular bullying.

1. It can be done anonymously.

2. It can be done 24/7

3. It is difficult to trace the source.

Effects of cyberbullying

1. Skipping school

2. Low self-esteem

3. Using drugs and alcohol

4. Health problems

5. Poor grades

Prevention and awareness

Adults can help by:

1. Knowing their kid's online activities

2. Learn about the sites their kids go on

3. Know their passwords but only use them for emergencies.

4. Friend or follow them, or ask someone else to

5. Encourage them to tell you if something is wrong

Establishing rules

1. Know what sites they can and can't visit

2. Be smart with what you post or say

3. Keep your password safe

Reporting a cyberbully

1. Don't respond or don't forward cyberbully messages

2. Save all the evidence

3. Block the cyberbully

Report to your online service provider

1. Go to social media safety centers and learn how to block, change your settings and control who can contact you.

2. Report it to the social media site

Report to your local law enforcement

1. Threats of violence

2. Stalking

3. Hate crimes

Report to your school

1. They can help inform prevention and response strategies

2. In most states, they are required to address it in their anti-bullying policy