Stop Cyberbullying

Words can only hurt or heal

What is Cyberbullying?

A personal attack at someone over the internet causing emotional abuse.

Examples of Cyberbullying

  • Speaking ill about people over social media
  • Spreading rumors through text or emails
  • Sharing embarrassing and private information about someone over the internet

Three Differences Between Cyberbullying and Bullying

  • Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullies can hide behind a screen and a fake persona. Nothing is face to face, you can never really know who's attacking you
  • Traditional bullies usually are closer to home and can be somewhat escaped. Cyberbullies can attack you from anywhere at anytime, and as long as there is technology, they can hardly ever be ignored or escaped
  • Lastly, unlike regular bullying victims, cyber victims can't ask for help as easily as someone normally being bullied could for fear of the reprisal that could take place. They feel like there is no way it will ever end

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Complaints about health
  • Increased problems with mental health
  • Increased use of drugs and alcohol (to numb the pain)
  • Failure to keep up with academics
  • They may start to experience depression and anxieties or worsening symptoms
  • May experience suicidal thoughts and tendencies