The truth behind it
Three differences between Cyberbullying and Bullying.
- Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he/she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
- Cyberbullying messages and pictures can be posted anonymously and spread quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
- Deleting inappropriate or hurtful messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.
Effects of Cyberbullying
Kids who are cyberbullyied are most likely to:
- Skip School
- Use alcohol and/or drugs
- Have lower self-esteem
- Be unwilling to attend school
- Have more health related problems
Prevention and Awareness
- Adults and talk with their children once in a while to find out what is going on.
- They can limit access to social media
- They should have the password to the account and check frequently for harassing messages.
- Talk to the school about having a cyberbullying lesson each week to help prevent it from happening.
- If all else fails then they should take away social media privileges temporarily until the harassment stops.
Reporting a Cyberbully
- Block the user who is cyberbulling you
- If you know the bully at school tell the school principal
- If the bullying still continues talk to the officer at your school