Stop Cyberbullying

Bullying Kills! Stop it Right Here Right Now!

What is Cyberbullyig?

Cyberbullying is when someone uses the internet to insult, make fun of, or hurt someones feelings repeatedly.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Embarrassing pictures, videos, rumors sent by email, or posted on fake profiles, and text messages.

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

Cyberbullying- can be anonymous, hard for the bullying victim to escape, and everyone can see it. Bullying- not anonymous, victim can escape, limited to bystanders.

Effects of Cyberbullying

Use of alcohol and drugs, bad grades, skipping school, low self- esteem, and have more health problems.

Prevention and Awareness

Parents should know the sites their kids visit and their online activity, try the devices they use, learn about the sites they use, ask for their passwords in case of emergency only, and ask to friend or follow your child on social media.

Establishing Rules

Don't share things that will hurt or embarrass yourself or others, don't share your passwords, and be clear about what site you're on.

Reporting a Cyberbully

Block the person who's bullying you, don't respond or forward the message, and collect evidence and report bullying to web and cell phone providers.

Report to Your Online Service Provider

Describe the content that is not being used correctly and report the cyberbully so the providers can do something about it.

Report to Your Local Law Enforcement

Threats of violence, stalking and hate crimes, and child pornography or sexually explicit messages.

Report to Your School

Schools can use the information to help inform prevention and response strategies.