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CYBERBULLYING

* The use of an electronic device to communicate with and bully a person, usually by sending messages of harmful words or threatening nature.
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- Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center Online (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/about/contact.asp) dial 952-838-9000

- Brain Balance Center of Charlotte (http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/locations/charlotte/) just DIAL 704-540-6363 or VISIT 9101 Pineville-Matthews-Rd, Suite J, Pineville NC, 28134

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"Unless and until our society recognizes cyber bullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue".

http://www.picturequotes.com/unless-and-until-our-society-recognizes-cyber-bullying-for-what-it-is-the-suffering-of-thousands-of-quote-158937

PREVENTION TIPS http://www.safekids.com/tips-to-stop-cyberbullying/

1. BLOCK THE BULLY. If it's in a chat, leave the room. Take care of yourself rather than giving it attention and encouraging the bully. A simple block can take away any unworthy comments they have towards you.

2. Be a friend, not a bystander. Replying with a rude comment back, makes not only them a bully, but you. It encourages them to hurt you even more, whether it's by themselves or with a group of friends. Let them know what's an acceptable behavior.

3. SAVE THE EVIDENCE. If things get worse or they continue to treat you in an unhealthy way, you can capture what they have said for proof and get yourself some help. Don't do nothing about it and continue to feel the way you do. You can win it.

4. Just don't respond. It's exactly what they want you to do and you can make it go away, if you pretend it doesn't affect you. They'll stop wasting their time, and only feel bad about themselves if they can't get the reactions from you that they wished for.

5. TALK TO SOMEONE. Some kids can't talk to their parents and that's perfectly fine, just don't fight the battle alone. Talk to your friends, counselors, siblings, just know that you aren't alone. They might be able to give you some tips, or even stand up to the bully and make them regret what they did. You'll feel much more satisfied and glad you did.

STATISTICS// http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/cyber-bullying-statistics.html

*Over half of teens have been bullied online, and about the same amount of teens have at some point, engaged in cyber bullying.

*More than one in every three teens have faced cyber threats online.

*Over half of all teens do not tell their parents when this occurs.

*Over 25 percent of teens have been bullied repeatedly through the internet.

*One in ten teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures of themselves posted online without their consent.

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COMMON MYTH// http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/juniorhigh/teachers/duncanmike/pdf/Health/myths%20facts%20about%20bullying.pdf

Cyberbullies are usually people who are popular, athletic, and attractive. Fact: Cyberbullies tend to come in all different shapes and sizes. People who cyberbully can always just hide behind the screen, they're often physically weak and socially awkward. Most of the time, they're victims of "in person bullying", who turn to cyber bullying in order to get back at them.
Q&A *Do more boys or girls participate in cyber bullying? Boys and girls both participate in cyber bullying equally, according to studies. The only difference is that girls usually use cyber bullying to spread rumors and gossip, while boys use it for more of a revenge plot, sending physical threats.