Cyberbullying is NO joke

Harms of Cyberbullying by Leah Nitchie

Though we laugh at celebrities reading mean tweets, we experience a different feeling when kids read them...

Cyberbullying is a problem in today's society and is rapidly spiraling out of control. We need to help raise awareness so we can stop this form of abuse for our kids and teens. Cyberbullying often occurs within social media and can have harmful effects on victims such as low self-esteem, health issues, self-harm and in severe cases may lead to suicide.

Cyberbullying Within Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the leading social media sites in which cyberbullying occurs.

Studies show:

-64% of teens bullied online report being harassed on Facebook

-29% of teens bullied online have been harassed on Twitter

-35% of teens have been threatened online

-1 in 5 teens have experienced cyberbullying more than once

-81% of our youth believe bullying is easier to get away with using social media

Just because you are not bullying someone face to face, does not mean you are doing no harm to them nor does it mean you won't get caught.

13% of teens who use social media say they had an experience on a social network that made them feel nervous about going to school the next day.

Cyberbullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.

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Cyberbully Hotline

Anonymous Bully Reporting System

By raising awareness and putting an end to cyberbullying, you can help prevent a life from being taken.