Stop Cyberbullying

It's wrong

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is where someone on the internet is hurting another person mentally, or they are making threats to physically hurt you.

Examples of cyberbullying...

  1. Mean texts or emails
  2. Someone spreading rumors through social media or email
  3. Someone posting embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, of making a fake profile

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying...

  1. Cyberbullying can happen at any time of day
  2. The messages or posts could have been posted anonymously and can be hard to trace back
  3. Deleting these mean messages or posts can be very hard to completely erase

Effects of cyberbullying...

  1. Use of drugs or alcohol
  2. Skipping school
  3. Receive poor grades
  4. Lower self esteem
  5. More health problems

Prevention and awareness

Ways for parents to better understand what is happening online...

  1. Know what sites they are using
  2. Install parental controls
  3. Learn about the sites that they like and try some of them with devices like theirs
  4. Ask for their password but make sure they know they have it for emergencies only
  5. Ask to friend or follow them, or have another trusted adult to

Establishing rules...

  1. Be clear what sites they can and can't use
  2. Make sure they don't post anything too revealing or personal
  3. Be sure to tell them to keep their passwords safe from friends

Reporting a cyberbully...

  1. Do not respond to the bully and don't forward any messages that the bully sends you
  2. Keep evidence of their bullying by printing copies, recording times, and save all screenshots
  3. Block the person who is cyberbullying

Reporting to your online service provider

  1. Read the terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities section
  2. Learn how to control who can and can't contact you

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  1. Threats of violence
  2. Stalking or hate crimes
  3. Taking a photo or vidoe of someone where he or she should have privacy

Report to your school

  1. They can use the information to help prevent it
  2. They cover cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policies