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What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when people are repeatedly being mean and insulting other users online.

Examples of cyberbullying

1. Commenting mean things on somebody's picture.

2. Making a fake account to make fun of somebody.

3. Posting hurtful rumors about somebody.

3 differences between cyberbullying and bullying

1. Cyberbullying is online while bullying happens in real life.

2. Bullying is more of a physical thing than cyberbullying.

3. When cyberbullying you can keep people from knowing who you are.

Effects of cyberbullying

1. Depression and Anxiety

2. Loss of intrest in activities they used to enjoy

3. Health complaints

4. dropping grades

5. skipping school

Prevention and Awarness

1. Know the sites your kids visit and ask what they're doing on them.

2. Ask for their passwords but tell them you'll only use them in case of emergencies.

3. Friend or follow your kids on social media.

4. Encourage your kids to tell you if they or another kid is being cyberbullied.

5. Try out the devices they use so you have a sense of what they're doing.

Establishing rules

1. Be clear about what sites they can and cannot visit.

2. Tell them not to post anything that could hurt or embarrass them or someone else.

3. Tell your kids to keep their passwords safe and not to share them with friends.

Reporting a Cyber-bully

1. Don't respond to and don't forward cyber-bullying messages.

2. Keep evidence of the cyber-bullying, such as to screen-shot it.

3. Block the person who is cyber-bullying.

report to your online service provider

1. Look over their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections.

2. Report cyber-bullying to the social media site so they can take action against the users who are abusing the terms of service and other rules.

Report to your local law enforcement

1. Threats of violence

2. Stalking and hate crimes

3. Taking a photo or video of somebody in some place they are expecting privacy.

Report to your school

1. Cyber-bullying can make people mad, and can also lead to in person bullying. The school can take what you told them and use it to help prevent future bullying.

2. In a lot of states schools are required to address cyber-bullying in their anti-bullying rules.