Spread a little kindness to everyone !!!
What is CyberBullying ?
Cyberbullying is just what it sounds like - bullying through Internet applications and technologies such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites, and cell phones. It can start easily—with a rumor, a photo, or a forwarded message—and just as easily spiral out of control. An embarrassing video posted to a social networking site by someone in Kansas tonight may be watched by someone in Japan tomorrow. Cyberbullying victims may be targeted anywhere, at any time.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. But what if, instead of focusing on anti-bullying, we focused on kindness? We all know the profound influence our everyday actions and attitudes can have on each other. When you toss a pebble into a pond, the ripples spread from the point of impact to the very edges of the whole. With that in mind, what if we made a vow to create as many “ripples” of kindness as we can to create a tidal wave in our schools and in our lives by simply focusing on acts of kindness?
Tips for Handling CyberBullying
• Do not respond to rude e-mails, messages, and comments.
• Save the evidence, such as e-mail and text messages, and take screenshots of comments and images. Also, take note of the date and time when the harassment occurs.
• Contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or cell phone provider. Ask the website administrator or ISP to remove any Web page that was created to hurt.
• If harassment is via e-mail, social networking sites, IM, and chat rooms, “block” bullies or delete your current account and open a new one.
• If harrassment is via text and phone messages, change the phone number and then only share the new number with trustworthy people. Also, check out phone features that may allow the number to be blocked.
• Get the school involved. Learn the school’s policy on cyberbullying. Here is the NYCDOE policy
Remember this, if someone is Cyberbulling you then you must STOP ,BLOCK AND TELL someone who really cares about you.