Think before you type. Stop Cyberbully.
Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying
Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of technology. It can happen anytime of the day, it can happen 24/7. Cyberbullying messages and images can be anonymously and distributed quickly on social media.
Effects of cyberbullying
Five effects are:
- use of alcohol and drugs
- skipping school
- receive poor grades
- low self-esteem
- have more health problems
Prevention and Awareness
The sites the kids are going on and their online activities. Having a sense of what they do online and in texts. Ask for their passwords, but only for emergencies. Ask a friend or adult to follow their social media. Encourage your kids to tell you if they have any problems with cyberbullying.
Reporting a cyberbully
Don't respond and forward messages. Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Block the person who is cyberbullying.