Stop Cyberbullying

Be a buddy, not a bully.

What is Cyberbullying?

Bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cellphones, computers, and tablets.

Examples of Cyberbullying

include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying

1.Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of day or night over a device. Bullying happens at school and face to face.

2. Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages,texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

3. Bullying is easier to be stopped because the victim can tell an adult and they can easily do something about it and Cyberbullying it takes more since its over the internet.

Effects of Cyberbullying

1. Have lower self-esteem

2. Be unwilling to attend school

3. Use alcohol and drugs

4. Sucide

5. Experience in-person bullying

Prevention & Awareness

1.Ask for their passwords, but tell them you'll only use them in case of an emergency.

2. Know the sites your kids visit.

3. Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.

4. Show them how to be safe online.

5. Encourage kids to think about who they want to see the information and pictures they post online.

Establishing Rules

1. Keep your passwords safe and not share them with friends.

2. Don't share anything that could hurt you or embarrass yourself or others.

3. Be smart about what you say and post.

Reporting a Cyberbullying

1. Don't respond to and don't forward cyberbullying messages.

2. Block the person who is cyberbullying.

3. Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, etc.