By: Maddi Bailey

What is Cyberbullying?




noun: cyberbullying the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature

Statistics of Cyberbullying

-Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once

-90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop

-Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse

-Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying

-Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide

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

To Report Cyberbullying

-Tell a trusted adult

-Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected with a counselor in your area. School leaders can implement a CyberBully Hotline program at their school to help students with suicidal thoughts come forward and report their problems.

How to Prevent Cyberbullying

1. Educate yourself

2. Protect your password

3. Keep photos “PG”

4. Never open unidentified or unsolicited messages

5. Log out of online accounts

6. Pause before you post

7. Raise awareness

8. Setup privacy controls

9. “Google” yourself

10. Don’t be a cyberbully yourself