Stop cyberbullying

Keep calm and stop cyberbullying

What Is Cyberbullying

Cyber-bullying is using the internet to bully someone by sending intimidating or threatening messages

Examples of Cyberbullying

Sending mean texts, spreading rumors through messages and social media, and posting embarrassing pictures of someone online are all examples of cyberbullying

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

Cyberbullying can occur 24/7 even when a kid is home. cyberbullying can spread quickly and is hard and sometimes impossible to trace the source. It can be harder to completely delete harassing messages, texts and pictures.

Effects of cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can cause the following:
  • Use of drugs/alcohol
  • Skip school
  • experience in-person bullying
  • lower self esteem
  • Health problems

Prevention and awareness

  • Establish rules about technology use
  • Be aware of what your child is doing online
  • Understand school rules
  • ask for their passwords
  • Friend or follow your kids on social media and/ or ask another adult to

Establish rules

  • Be Clear about what sites your kids can visit.
  • Tell them not to say or share anything that could hurt or embarrass others.
  • Tell them to think about who will see what they post online.

Reporting a Cyberbuully

  • Don't respond to or forward a cyberbully's messages
  • Keep the evidence
  • Block the person(s)

Report to your Online Service provider

  • Read their terms and condition or rights
  • Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block a user
  • Report cyberbullying to the Social media site

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • Sexually explicit messages or photos
  • Taking photos of someone where they are expected to be private
  • Stalking and hate crimes

Report to your school

Cyberbullying can create a disruptive environment at school.The school can use the information to help inform prevention and response strategies.

In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy. Some state laws also cover off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school environment.