Stop Cyberbulling

Don't be mean behind the screen

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when one innocent person is on a social network and one or more people are harassing them in a mental way, or making physical threats towards them.

Examples of Cyberbullying

  1. Name-calling.
  2. Spreading rumors about someone.
  3. Threatening to cause harm.

Three differences between cyberbulling & bullying

  1. Cyberbulling can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when he or she is alone, but with regular bullyie you have to be face to face with them and that's not all the time.
  2. Cyberbullying messages and images are sent out very quickly and sometimes not retractable, unlike bullies there abuse is usually verbal or physical.
  3. Deleting inappropriate messages or pictures is usually difficult after they have been posted or sended, but bullies don't send messages or pictures. They prefer to verbally, mentally and physically abuse their victims.

Effects of Cyberbulling

  1. Use of alcohol and drugs
  2. Skip school
  3. Experience in-person bullying
  4. Have lower self-esteem
  5. Receive poor grades

Prevention & Awareness

  1. They can watch what sites they get on
  2. Talk with their child to make sure they're doing okay
  3. Have their children's passwords
  4. Be there friend on that account and watch what they do
  5. Always make sure that their doing they're watching what they post before they post it

Establishing Rules

  1. Always think twice before posting or sending!
  2. Keep all social media accounts private
  3. Don't add people you don't know personally

Reporting a Cyberbully

  1. Tell your parents or the closest adult your trust the most
  2. Report there page online
  3. Report the incident to the police

Report to your Online Service Provider

  1. Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who contacts you
  2. Report them to the social media site so they can take action

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  1. Threats of violence
  2. Stalking and/or hate crimes
  3. Sending sexually explicit messages or photos

Report to your School

  1. They can use information to help inform prevention and response strategies
  2. They can punish bullies if it becomes physical