By: Zach Morrison
What is Cyber-bullying?
The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
Facts on Cyber- bullying:
- Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
- 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
- Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
- About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
- Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
- About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.
Prevention of Cyber-bullying:
- Educate yourself. To prevent cyber-bullying from occurring you must under- stand exactly what it is. ...
- Protect your password. ...
- Keep photos “PG” ...
- Never open unidentified or unsolicited.
- Log out of online accounts. ...
- Pause before you post. ...
- Raise awareness. ...
- Setup privacy controls.
- Don't respond to and don't forward cyber-bullying messages.
- Keep evidence of cyber-bullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyber-bullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. ...
- Block the person who is cyber-bullying.
If you have any questions about Cyber-bullying go to stopbullying.gov