What is it, and what do I do?
What is "Cyberbullying"?
Examples of cyberbullying might be...
- sending mean text messages or emails
- spreading rumors through the use of the internet, like Facebook or Twitter
- posting embarrassing photos online
- creating fake profiles of others on the internet
How is cyberbullying different the "regular" bullying?
Also, cyberbullying messages and threats are anonymous, making it extremely difficult to identify who is the source of the harassment. When a student is bullied in school, immediate action can be taken because faculty is certain who is behind the problem. With cyberbullying, tracking down the culprit is a real struggle.
What can you do to stop the bullying?
Don't be a bystander-- don't laugh and encourage those who are being bullied. When you witness bullying and chose to laugh along and not take action, you are now taking part of that bullying situation. Stand up for what is right, and make positive choices that you know will not harm others feelings.