Stop Cyberbullying

Stop Bulling, Speak up

What is Cyberbulling?

Takes place on the internet to put someone down, or feel alone

Examples of Cyberbulling

Megan Meier, Jessica Logan, Amanda Todd

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

~Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions

~Cyberbullying 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.

~Cyberbullying 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.

Effects of Cyberbullying

Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.

Prevention and awareness

Adults can monitor what sites kids got on. Have regular parent meetings, to talk about whats going on.

Establish rules

A school mission statement establishes the vision for the school. Everyone should know how they personally help the school achieve this shared goal.

A code of conduct describes the positive behaviors expected of the school community. The code of conduct applies to all, sets standards for behavior, and covers a focused set of expected positive behaviors. State laws sometimes specify what must be included in a school’s code of conduct.

Don't give personal info out.

Reporting A Cyberbully

Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages. Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyberbullying to web and cell phone service providers. Block the person who is cyberbullying.

Report to your online server

Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate. Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you. Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action against users abusing the terms of service

Reporting to Law Enforcement

Threats of violence Child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy Stalking and hate crimes.

Reporting to School

Cyberbullying can create a disruptive environment at school and is often related to in-person bullying. The school can use the information to help inform prevention and response strategies. In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy. Some state laws also cover off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school environment.