Cyber Bullying

Stop and think before you CLICK.

  • 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.

What is Cyber Bullying?

According to the Minnesota Department of Education, Cyber-Bullying is the use of technology—email, instant messaging, text messaging, personal Web pages such as Myspace or Facebook—to bully, intimidate and harass a person or group of people.
Stand Up to Cyberbullying

Don't write it, Don't forward it.

Recognize the Effects on your child:

Becomes withdrawn or shy

Shows signs of depression

Is extremely moody or agitated

Is anxious or overly stressed out

Shows signs of aggressive behavior

Loses interest in school

Suddenly stops using the computer

The biggest red flag is a withdrawal from technology. If you notice a sudden change in computer or phone usage, talk to the child. They may be being cyberbullied.