Have a Heart, Don't Take Part

By: Sophia Fasano 801

Cyber-Bullying Definition

Through a screen, you can hurt someone. This is called cyber-bullying. Instead of face to face content people bully through electronics and social media. The meaning of cyber-bullying is, "The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature" https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=cyberbullying+definition

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Cyber Bullying Facts

1) About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.

2) About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.

3) Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.

4) 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.

Resource: https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying

Ways To Spread Kindness and Stop Cyber-Bullying

1) Make Someone Smile

If someone you know is being cyber-bullied, simply send a positive text message. This will hopefully make the victim smile. One small act of kindness can do so much.

2) Be Inclusive

If anyone you know is being bullied or constantly picked on, include them. If you see someone who is bullied alone at lunch, invite them to sit with you. It will make their day.

3) Feel Empathy

Empathy is when you feel what others feel. Having empathy towards someone can make you feel bad for them and want to help. With empathy you can help the person being picked on to stand up and fight for what is right. You will make them feel not alone and make them feel like someone is on their side. This can give them confidence and strength that the bully tries to take away.