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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when a person/people use the internet (social media) to harass/bully other people. Cyberbullying can happen on social media sites, messages, chats and other websites. Cyberbullying can really affect someone's life.
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Ways to Stop Cyberbullying

There are several different ways to stop cyberbullying. These may include:

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?

1.Some people are just not happy with their lives, and perhaps, bullying someone else makes them feel better.

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.

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Stop Cyberbullying!

Some Interesting Facts:

-Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen to them more than once.

- 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.

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pink shirt day!

Pink shirt day is an international "No bullying Day" which includes cyberbullying as well. It all started when two men named Travis Price and David Shepard noticed that a grade 9 boy was getting bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school one day. They then decided to buy 50 pink tank tops from a discount store and hand them out in school the next day, as a stand against the bullies. This act of kindness in now known as pink shirt day. Join thousands of other people on Pink Shirt Day, and stand against bullying!
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