Cyberbullying

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Definition

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully someone.

Examples

  • Saying mean things online
  • Blackmailing
  • Posting private information online from a friend

Facts

  • Comes home with unexplained injuries or with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings
  • Has change in eating habits
  • Makes excuses not to go to school
  • Has fewer friends
  • Feels helpless
  • Talks about suicide
  • Acts out of character
  • Avoids certain places or playing outside alone
  • Feels like they are not good enough
  • Has trouble sleeping
  • Blames themselves for their problems

Prevention

  1. Educate yourself
  2. Protect your password
  3. Keep photos "PG"
  4. Log out of online accounts
  5. Pause before you post
  6. Don't cyberbully
  7. Raise awareness
  8. Google yourself regularly

Reporting

  • Talk to the school official
  • Use hotlines
  • Tell your parents
  • Don't be quiet
  • Speak up for yourself