By Bella Jones

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Types 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.

Facts/Statistics about Cyberbullying

43% of kids have been bullied online

1 in 10 victims tell an adult they are being bullied

58% of kids say that someone has said something hurtful to them online

30% of kids go on to self harm as a result of bullying

10% of kids have attempted to commit suicide

People who have been bullied are more likely to develop mental illnesses in adulthood

Examples of Cyberbullying

How to Prevent/Report Cyberbullying

Ways to Prevent and Report Cyberbullying

Call LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you are being bullied

Reach out and tell an adult you are being bullied

Stay off social media or have a friend help you

Do not retaliate against the bully, but save the evidence and show it to an adult

Take action if you see someone else being bullied, do not just let it happen

Report to someone you are being bullied, do not stay quite and let them win