Stop CyberBulling

Just Because Its Online Doesnt Mean Its Ok To Say

What is Cyberbullying

Bully someone over the internet, making fun of a person anonymously over the internet.

Examples Of Cyberbullying

  • Mean text messages
  • Spreading rumors online
  • Embarrassing pictures/videos

Three differences between Cyberbullying & Bullying

  • Cyberbullying can happens 24/7
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is not easy

Effects Of Cyberbullying

  • Health complaints
  • Depression and anxiety
  • changes in sleep and eating patterns
  • Decreased academic achievement
  • school participation

Prevention & Awareness

  1. Know the sites your kids visit
  2. Ask for their passwords, but tell them you’ll only use them in case of emergency
  3. Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites
  4. Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they are getting cyberbullied
  5. Installing parental control filtering software or monitoring programs

Establishing rules

  • Be clear about what sites they can visit and what they are permitted to do when they’re online
  • Tell them not to share anything that could hurt or embarrass themselves or others
  • Tell kids to keep their passwords safe and not share them with friends

Report a Cyberbully

  • Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages
  • Block the person who is cyberbullying
  • Keep evidence of cyberbullying

Report to your Online Service Provider

  • Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you
  • Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate

Report to your local law enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • Child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos
  • Stalking and hate crimes

Report to your School

  • Cyberbullying can create a disruptive environment at school and is often related to in-person bullying
  • In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy