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Know the Facts:

Cyberbullying is the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”


Girls are twice as likely to be cyberbullies or victims of cyberbullying.


Unlike face-to-face bullying, 81% of young people think cyberbullying is easier to get away with because perpetrators are able to avoid confrontation.


Cyberbullying doesn't stop in with school, it happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly which opens them up to being bullied.

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Understand the Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Victims experience low self-esteem, self-loathing, and shame which interferes with them reaching out for help
  • Victims sometimes isolate themselves and avoid school
  • Cyberbullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide
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Don't be a Bystander

90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. Don't be one of them.
  • Educate yourself and others about cyberbulling and it's effects
  • Utilize the privacy setting on any media platforms you use to avoid unwanted attention
  • Speak out against any and all forms of bullying
  • Step in and call out any form of bullying you see online
  • Screen shot any instances of cyberbullying you encounter, even if it is not directed at you, and share them with a trusted adult

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"Preventing Cyberbullying." Delete Cyberbullying. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015. <http://www.deletecyberbullying.org/preventing-cyberbullying/>.