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What is cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is attacking someone with text over the internet or on social media.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social media and videos, embarrassing videos, pictures, websites or fake profiles.

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

Three differences between bullying and cyberbullying is that cyberbullying happens over the internet and bullying is in person. Bullying can be physical and mean words and cyberbullying is mean text. Bullying happens by one to maybe a group of people and cyberbullying can be done by anyone with internet access.

Effects of cyberbullying

Students who are cyberbullied have an increase in anxiety, increased feeling in sadness. They get changes in sleep and eating patterns have heath complaints. Have a decreased GPA and are more likely to drop out and skip.

Prevention and Awarness

Adults can monitor what their child is doing on the internet. Establish rules about their technology use and understand school bullying rules. Have your own social media and follow your kids. Ask for their passwords but say in emergency's only.

Establishing Rules

Help your kids and others be smart about what they say and post online so they don't post something that embarrass them or others. Have them think about who they want to be able to see what pictures and videos they post. Tell your kids to keep your passwords secret and not share them with others.

Reporting Cyberbullying

Start by not responding to the cyberbullying messages and or forward them. Then keep the evidence of the cyberbullying dates, times, messages. Then block the person bullying you.

Report to your Online Service Provider

Report the cyberbully's to the social media site so they can take action against user abusing their terms of use policy's. Visit social media centers to learn how to block someone and change the users settings to who can contact you.

Report it your local Law Enforcement

When threats of violence, hate crimes and stalking happen involving cyberbullying you should contact law enforcement.

Report to your school

Cyberbullying can create a disruptive learning environment. School can use this information to help inform prevention and response strategies. Schools are required to address cyberbullying in their antibullying policy.