By: Zach Gutheil
10 Statistics About Cyber bulling and Mental Health
2. Nationwide, 28.5% of students felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities.
3. Among overweight adolescents, 61% have received mean or embarrassing posts online.
4. 59% have received mean texts, e-mails or instant messages.
5.About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.
6. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
7. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it.
8. 68% of teens agree that cyber-bulling is a problem.
9. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
10. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent.
3 Thing That You Can Do to Protect Yourself From Becoming the Target of a Cyberbully.
2. Beware of certain topics.
3. Never open messages from strangers.
Three Safe Ways Someone Can Respond to Cyber bullying if it has Already Started.
2. Go tell a trusted adult and show them what they has been saying.
3. Don't let it bother you.
Three helpful websites/resources for Cyber bullying.
http://abusergoestowork.com/ This website is for information about latest Cyber bulling.
http://www.antibullying.net/resourceswwwlinks.htm This website is for sites that look at people accounts and close their accounts if they are getting cyber bulled.
You can report people in for cyber bulling on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Tumblr.
On Twitter, you can go to twitter.com and click on the person profile and block and report the person who has cyber bulled you.
Consequences of Cyber-bulling
Cyber bullying may be charged under Ohio’s telecommunications harassment law when, among other behaviors, the defendant anonymously uses a telecommunication device (such as a phone, sending text messaging or making calls), with the purpose of harassing or threatening the victim. It also includes relaying sexually suggestive messages after the victim has requested the caller to stop such communications.
Cyberbullies may also face charges under Ohio’s "menacing by stalking" law when the bully engaged in two or more acts that caused the victim to believe that the bully was going to cause physical or mental harm to the victim. This law also includes bullies who post messages online that urge others to abuse the victim in this way.
In other states you can also be charge with a fell-any for harassment a person online and you could go to jail.
At Watkins Memorial High School, If you cyber bulled a person Online, you will get a Out of School Suspension and recommend expulsion for school.