Learn the rights and wrongs of the internet
What is Cyberbullying?
Ways to Stop Cyberbullying
1. Don't respond to the message the cyberbully has sent you.
2. Talk to a trusted adult.
3. Save the evidence. Perhaps screenshot or take a picture of what the cyberbully sent you and show the evidence to someone who can help.
4. Block the bully from your social media website or messages.
5. Don't talk back. Don't get back at the bully, as it may reinforce the bully's behaviour. Treat others the way that you would like to be treated.
Why do some people cyberbully?
2. Some people think it's 'cool' to cyberbully. They may just be doing it too impress their friends.
3. Some people are motivated to bully from anger or frustration.
4. Perhaps people have too much time on their hands and they're bored. They may just be doing it for entertainment.
5. Maybe some kids may think that bullying is a way to get them more popular.
Some Interesting Facts:
- About 70% of kids report cyber bullying when they see it happen.
- Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
- 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
- About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.
- Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.