Your words have powers, use them wisely.
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber Bullying is the use of technonlogy to bully a person or a group of people. Sending affensive or harrasing emails or text messages is classified as cyber bullying. This can affect a lot of peoples lives, and can be taken further than it should. Cyber Bullying can also lead to self harm. You will never know how much something you say can affect someones life.
What can happen if you get caught?
If you get caught cyber bullying, charges can be pressed against you for bullying a person, with evidence. If the person you cyber bully self harms (for example: comitting suicide) you will be charged with encouraging the death of that person.
Kids helpline is a free, 24 hour service that is completely confidential and that is available for young people. You don't have to give out any personal details to the counsellor you're talking to and it is 100% private. No problem is too big or small to talk about with counsellors on kids helpline and they can also be contacted via email or web.
Ways to be cybersmart!
Never put any personal information on the internet, that includes: phone numbers, addresses etc. Only add and accept people who you know and met. If any one attempts to abuse or harass you in any way through an electronice device, never retaliate. Always block the harasser and tell someone you know and trust. This could be an adult, a friend, or even a professional. You should also keep evidence of the abusive emails/messages incase further action is needed.
How cybersmart are you?