Cyberbullying

Jacob Vollmar

cy·ber·bul·ly·ing

/ˌsībərˈbo͝olēiNG/
noun.
  1. the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
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  • Over half of adolescents or teens have been bullied online and about the same number have bullied others.
  • 1 in 3 teenagers have experienced some form of threat through being cyberbullied.
  • Half of young people do not inform their parents when cyberbullying occurs.
  • Cyberbullying victims are more likely to have low self esteem and/or commit suicide.
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How to Prevent Cyberbullying

  • Block the person who is sending the messages. Even if it was anonymous, there is always a way to disable anonymous messages or block the person who was sending them.
  • Do not share anything over the internet you would not want to be made public to everyone.
  • Do not post anything that could potentially injure your reputation.
  • Do not post or send compromising images of yourself that could be leaked, spread around, or used against you in any way.
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To Report Cyberbullying:

  • Do not respond to the messages
  • Tell an adult that you are being cyberbullied
  • Keep the message as proof that you were cyberbullied
  • Report the offender to the online social network or service provider
  • If the message is very serious (e.g. sexual harassment, child pornography, etc.) report the incident to the law enforcement.
  • If you are being bullied by somebody in your school, report the incident to the school.


The link below has contact information for a huge amount of social media websites that you can use to report cyberbullying.

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