The silent killer

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology.

Examples: 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.

Prevent Cyberbullying

Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology. Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.

Report Cyberbullying

When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.

Steps to take immediately:

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

2. Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyberbullying to web and cell phone service providers.

3. Block the person who is cyberbullying.

How school handles cyberbullying

Schools these days are confronted with complex questions on whether and how to deal with cyberbullying, an imprecise label for online activities ranging from barrages of teasing texts to sexually harassing group sites. The extent of the phenomenon is hard to quantify.
Cyberbullying Prevention Tips for Kids