Cyberbullying. Don't do it!

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all

Alexis Rodriguez

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Different kinds of cyberbullying:

Signs of cyberbulling

Usually, students who are experiencing cyberbullying feel uncomfortable speaking out about it "...because they feel ashamed of the social stigma, or because they fear their computer privileges will be taken away at home." These students often times exhibit:

  • signs of emotional distress while using the internet
  • being protective or secretive of their digital life
  • withdrawal from friends and social activities
  • avoiding school or group gatherings
  • slipping grades/acting out
  • change in mood, behavior, sleep, or appetite

Cyberbullying Experience

Kids who have experienced cyberbullying develop a sense of unwantedness and begin to seclude themselves from everyone else. These students are also more likely to:
  • use alcohol/drugs
  • skip school
  • have low self-esteem
  • have more health problems
  • experience in-person bullying
  • be unwilling to attend school
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What can we do?

Watch the video below for an overview of cyberbullying...

Stand Up to Cyberbullying

Let's put an END to it!

All it takes is for one person to stand up and stop it. We ask that all parents monitor what their kids are doing online in order to prevent cyberbullying from happening. Both parents and students have the ability to stop and prevent it. The teachers here at McShan ask that you set rules with your kids about how to appropriately use cell phones, social media, and any other types of media they may use or have access to. At school, we have a very strict policy about cyberbullying and encourage students to make good choices when saying or posting something. Once it's out on the internet, there are negative outcomes that can come about. So in order to prevent the unwanted publicity, let's work together to make sure our students are aware of the consequences of cyberbullying. Together we can put an END to it!
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