Stop Cyberbullying

Just Stop It.

What Is Cyberbullying?

Cyber Bullying is when someone is harassed, embarrassed, threatened, and made fun of while on the internet.

Examples Of CyberBullying

  • Can be a mean text message
  • A rumor on social media
  • An embarrassing picture or video

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

  • Can happen even when the victim is away from the bully
  • The bully can be anonymous
  • You can only hear someone say something mean once, but on the internet it stays forever

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Victims might rely on using drugs and alcohol to get their mind off of it
  • Can cause them to be unwilling to go to school
  • Get lower grades than usual
  • Have self-esteem issues
  • Could cause them to get bullied in person

Prevention and Awareness

  • Be aware of sites that children are frequently on
  • Constantly review what they are doing online
  • Always have their passwords for emergency situations
  • Encourage them to speak up if they are being bullied on the internet
  • Be their friend or follow them on their social media

Establishing Rules

  • Monitor and tell them which sites they can and cannot visit online
  • Teach them about what is smart to post, and what is not smart to post
  • Make sure that they are not sharing their passwords with anyone

Reporting a Cyberbully

  • Don't respond to a cyberbully by bullying back
  • Keep the evidence of cyberbullying
  • Block the cyberbully on that site

Report to your Online Service Provider

  • Visit a social media safety center and get help about how to block users and limit who can contact you
  • Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take matters into their hands

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  • Any threat of violence
  • If someone is stalking or a hate crime
  • Videoing or taking pictures of someone who would not like to be

Report to your School

  • Many schools are required to address cyberbullying and warn students about the dangers of the internet when used inappropriately
  • Schools can use information from cyberbullying cases to help prevent and create response strategies to prevent it from happening

A True Story of Cyberbullying