Stop Cuberbullying

Think before you type. Stop Cyberbully.

What is cyberbullying?

When a person or a group of people bully someone on social media causing harm or hurt to someone.

Examples of cyberbullying

Mean text messages or emails, embarrassing pictures or videos, and rumors sent or posted on social media.

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.

Establishing Rules

  1. Be clear about the sites they visit.
  2. Keep passwords safe and don't tell friends.
  3. Be careful of what they post or say on social media.

Reporting a cyberbully

Don't respond and forward messages. Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Block the person who is cyberbullying.

Report to your Online Service Provider

Review their terms or conditions or rights and responsibility sections. Visit social media safety to learn how to block users and control settings.

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • stalking and hate crimes
  • Taking a video or picture of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy.

Report to your School

  • The school can use the information to help inform prevention and response strategies.
  • Address the cyberbullying in their school anti-bullying policy.