Stop Cyberbullying

Delete Cyber-bullying. Don't write it, don't forward it.

What is Cyber-bullying ?

Cyber-bullying is when people get harassed or bullied over the internet. It is usually done by students in school who aren't comfortable with themselves. Cyber-bullying is easier to do than face-to-face bullying because you don't have to physically confront someone. When you get to hide behind a computer screen you tend to get a little more comfortable with hurting people with your words.

Examples of Cyber-bullying

  1. Mean texts or emails
  2. rumors sent by email or posted on social media
  3. embarrassing pictures , videos or fake pages

Three Differences Between Cyber-bullying and Bullying

  1. Cyber-bullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  2. Cyber-bullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  3. Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

Effects of Cyber-bullying

  1. May cause use of drugs and alcohol
  2. Skip school
  3. Experience in-person bullying
  4. Be unwilling to attend school
  5. Receive poor grades
  6. Have lower self-esteem
  7. Have more health problems

Prevention and Awareness

  1. Parents can restrict certain websites
  2. Parents can monitor internet usage
  3. Tell an adult the very first time you are cyber-bullied
  4. Be over kids social media accounts
  5. Stay up to date with technology

Establishing Rules

  1. Don't cyber-bully others online
  2. Don't fire back at those who bully you
  3. Don't put personal information online or share it with someone you don't know

Reporting a Cyber-bully

  1. Immediately notify an adult
  2. Block the bully from your online profile or email list
  3. Change passwords to prevent being hacked