Cyber Bullying

Heather Anthony

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person. Cyber bullying usually starts by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Like typical bullying, cyber bullying is intended to belittle or embers someone. With the availability of technology and electronic devices Cyber bullying is at an all time high. Know the causes, signs to look for and how to help

Why do people do it?

Cyber bullying often occurs out of anger revenge or frustration. However, it may also be done for entertainment or attention.

There are two kinds of people who are likely to bully:

-Those who are popular.

-Those who are on social fringes.

10 Signs of Cyber Bullying

1. Appears nervous when receiving a text, instant message, or email

2. Seems uneasy about going to school or pretends to be ill more

3. Unwillingness to share information about online activity

4. Unexplained anger or depression, especially after going online

5. Abruptly shutting off or walking away from the computer mid-use

6. Withdrawing from friends and family in real life

7. Unexplained stomachaches or headaches

8. Trouble sleeping at night

9. Unexplained weight loss or gain

10. Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts

If you are Being Bullied

Know that it's not your fault.

Don't respond or retaliate.

Save the evidence.

Tell the person to stop

Reach out for help.

Block to bully.

Cyberbullying Prevention Tips for Kids

Prevent Cyber-Bullying

-Parents be aware of what your kids are doing.

-Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they or someone they know is being cyberbullied.

-Establish rules about technology use.

What you can do to help.

-Stop it on spot.

-Find out what happened.

-Support the kids involved.

-Be more than a bystander.

More Information on Cyber-bullying


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"Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying." ConnectSafely. N.p., 06 Dec. 2013. Web. 14 May 2016.