stop cyberbullying

what is cyberbullying?

  1. is bullying that takes place using electronic devices or computers
  2. when someone creates a fake profile to cause harm to another person through text

examples of cyberbullying

  1. mean text messages or emails
  2. rumors sent through emails or posted on social networks
  3. fake profiles made to harass someone

differences between cyberbullying and bullying

  1. kids who are being bullied in person can get away but people who are being cyber bullied can not
  2. cyber bullying can happen day or night when the kid is alone and it happens 24/7
  3. cyber bullying messages or images can be posted anonymously can be distributed quickly to a wide audience

effects of cyber bullying

  1. use of alcohol and drugs
  2. skip school
  3. receive poor grades
  4. have low self-esteem
  5. having more health problems

prevention and awareness

  1. know the sites your kids are on
  2. tell your kids a responsible parent you can check the sites for reasons of concern
  3. have common sense of what they do online or in text messages
  4. ask for their passwords
  5. ask to friend or follow your kids on social media

Establishing rules

  1. be clear on what sites your kids can go on
  2. help them to be smart of what the post or say
  3. encourage kids to think about who they want to see there information

Reporting a cyberbully

  1. don't respond back to the cyber bully
  2. keep evidence of the cyber bullying
  3. block the person who is cyber bullying you

Report to your online service provider

  1. report the cyber bully to the social media site
  2. review the rights and responsibilities sections

report local law enforcement

  1. threats or violence
  2. stalking and hate crime
  3. taking a photo or a video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy

Report to your school

  1. cyber bullying can create disruptive environment at school
  2. in some states some schools require to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy