Cyberbullying

Affects of Cyberbullying

What is it?

Using electronics and social media networks to bully and harass and individual. These social media networks are used to threaten or intimidate a person.

Facts

- 43% of kids have been bullied online

-70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online

-over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly

-68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem

-81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person

-90% of teens who have seen social media bullying say they have ignored it

-only 1/10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse

-girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims

-about 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online

-bullying victims 2 to 9 times more likely to committing suicide

-about 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student

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Prevention

Tips to prevent cyberbullying

  • educate yourself
  • protect your password
  • keep photos appropriate
  • never open blocked messages
  • pause before you post
  • raise awareness
  • set up privacy controls
  • google yourself
  • don't be a cyberbully yourself
  • log out of online accounts

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Reporting

  • Don't respond to the bully
  • Keep evidence of bullying along with dates and times
  • Report it to the social media site