Cyber-bullying

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.

Report Cyber-bullying:

  • 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.

Cyber-bullying Resources:

If you have any questions about Cyber-bullying go to stopbullying.gov