By: Madison Carey
What Is Cyberbullying?
verb (used with or without object), cyberbullied,cyberbullying.
1. to bully online by sending or posting mean, hurtful, or intimidating messages, usually anonymously
What Does Cyberbullying look like?
Facts And Stats
- Around 43% of kids have been bullied online, and every 1 in 4 kids have had it happen more than once.
- 70% of students see bullying happening online, while only 1 in 10 people inform a trusted adult.
- Kids who have been cyberbullied are 2 to 9 times more likely of committing suicide.
- Girls are more likely to experience cyberbullying than boys.
- 7% of cyberbullying victims have bullied others in return because of being the negative impact of the bullying.
- 1 out of 3 kids feel like they are more accepted on social media than they are in real life.
- Educate yourself on what cyberbullying is
- Protect your passwords and other private information
- Keep the content you post 'PG'
- Never open messages from people you don't know
- Always log out of social media accounts when using them on public devices
- Think before you post
- Raise awareness to cyberbullying
- Set up the privacy controls on your social media accounts
- 'Google' yourself regularly to make sure no private information is online
- DON'T BE A CYBERBULLY YOURSELF
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To learn more about what cyberbullying is and it's impact, go to www.stopbullying.gov