Cyberbullying

By: Madison Mickan

Cyber bullying, what is it?

The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
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Statistics

  • 42% of teenagers with tech access report being cyberbullied over the past year
  • 81% of teens say bullying online is easier to get away with
  • 3 million kids per month are absent from school due to bullying
  • 20% of kids cyberbullied think about suicide, and 1 in 10 attempt it.
  • 4500 kids commit suicide each year
  • Suicide is the No. 3 killer of teens in the US. (Car accidents #1, Homicide #2)
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Prevention

Cyber bullying is a thing, so is awareness. There are countless websites, programs, movies, etc. promoting cyber bullying prevention. http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/

How to report Cyber Bullying

The best way to report cyber bullying is to parents or a trusted adult. Also, keep proof for accusation. Visit this website to fill out forms to report it, http://cyberbullying.org/report

Other Websites

Other Websites to get additional information or more help, http://cyberbullying.org/report , http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/ , http://www.deletecyberbullying.org/preventing-cyberbullying/ .


HOTLINES:

Bullying UK (UK only)
0808-800-2222
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.bullying.co.uk

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

CyberTipline
800-843-5678
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.cybertipline.com

Kids Helpline (Australia only)
1800-55-1800
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Kids Help Phone (Canada only)
800-668-6868
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

National Suicide Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.hopeline.com

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

The Trevor Lifeline (U.S. only)
866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM
http://www.yourlifeiowa.org