Cyberbullying

It's Everywhere.... By:Lauren Bates

What's Cyberbullying?

the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously.

What Can I do If I am being Cyberbullied?

  • Ignore --- Dr Sameer Hinduja and Dr. Justin W. Patchin of the Cyberbullying Research Center advise victims not to respond to “minor teasing or name calling” if they can avoid it. Sometimes bullies are encouraged by seeing a reaction.
  • Record --- Keep a record of bullying messages you receive—in hard copy. If you can show an adult either the messages themselves or a diary of when you received them, it may be easier to verify what went on and who the bully was.
  • Reach Out --- Your parents, a favorite teacher, school administrators, counselors, and even police officers can help you deal with cyberbullying. Your state laws or your school’s policies may have rules against cyberbullying that these trusted adults can enlist to help you. It’s also helpful to talk to friends or a counselor so you can get their support when you are feeling upset by hurtful comments. There is no reason to suffer alone when you are the target of bullying.
  • Cut Off The Bully --- Block The Bully from any social media or Delete any mean meassages after you screenshot them.

Some Advice For How To Deal With Cyberbulllying

Some More Advice

4. Always Remember Your Bully Is Not the Ony One Who Can See What You Say

On the internet anyone anywhere can see what you say. So if you respond with hate people could think your the bully.

5. Trust Your Gut

If you see someone being bullied online or offline stand up for them. If you feel like something is wrong you should trust your gut. If you see something happen and you don't do anything about it your a bystander . Also If you don't do anything about it you are just as good as the bully themself. ;)