Cyberbullying

Don't be mean behind the screen

What is Cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying is the use of the internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

Cyberbulling Facts

1. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online.


2. Girls are twice as likely to be victims of Cyberbullying as boys.


3. 9 out of 10 middle school student have had their feelings hurt online.


4. 70% of students report seeing bullying online.


5. 68% of teens agree that Cyberbullying is a serious problem.


6. 1 in 10 teens commits suicide due to Cyberbullying.


7. 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied over social media.


Examples, where it happens

Legal

1. If youre under 18 and charged with a cyberbullying offense, you could be taken to the juvenial halls.

2. The court can also place you on probation for 3 months - 1 year. It can also be on your permanent record.

How to Prevent Cyber Bullying

1. Block those that are saying rude or insulting things to you.

2. Stay off the website you got bullied on.

3. Don't reply to the bully, act like you didn't see anything they said.

4. Don't forward the messages to anyone.

5. Save or print all the messages or comments from the bully.

Causes

1. Some people bully to make themself feel better about themself. To make them feel like they are better then them.


2. Some kids bully because they want to make the other person feel bad about themself or other things.


3. Lack of parental supervision, sometimes when parents dont pay attention their kids do what they want.

Real World Example

A Cyberbullying victim in Georgia reported being cyber bullied to the police. The police said there was nothing they could do about it. People made a fake Facebook page about her, that said she did drugs and had ugly comments about her. After this, her friends left her.


Cyberbullying