Cyberbullying affects many teens daily
Cyber Bullying is very common
- Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
- More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.
- Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
- Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
How do you prevent Cyber Bullying
- Understand school rules, some schools have policies to prevent Cyber Bullying.
- Establish rules on technology use at your house.
- Be aware what your kids are doing online.
- Educate your kids and peers about consequences.
- Teaching kids and peers to respect others and to take a stand against bullying of all kinds.
How do you report Cyber Bullying?
- Don't respond to and don't forward cyber bullying messages.
- Keep evidence of cyber bullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyber bullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages.
- Block the person who is cyber bullying.