Cyber Bullying

Being Safe Online

Online Etiquette

Online Etiquette (netiquette) is using etiquette and being nice to others online. These are a few pointers about netiquette:

  • Always consider others privacy-Don't post things online without consulting the person in the photo, if they say the don't post it then don't!
  • Try to avoid using sarcasm-If you use sarcasm while texting it could be majorly misunderstood. When you use sarcasm while talking the tone you use and your facial expressions tell the other person you are using sarcasm, when you are texting the don't know if you are being sarcastic or not.
  • Respect others-Don't be mean or swear online to other people. Especially if you don't know them as you are judging them for no reason. Treat others how you would want to be treated.

Being Careful Online

If someone is cyberbulling you there are a few things you can do:

Ignore the Bully-If you react to the bully the will only feed off it and keep bullying you. When you ignore them they will get bored and hopefully move on.

Collect Evidence-If ignoring the bully doesn't work then start to collect evidence of all the mean messages the bully sends you by taking photos or screenshots of the messages and the persons contact info.

Reach Out to Someone-Once you have collected all of the evidence show them to an adult, it could bee your parents, teacher or anyone you trust. Ask them for advice and ask them to help you get rid of the bully.