Cyberbullying

By: Madison Carey

What Is Cyberbullying?

cy·ber·bul·ly·ing


/ˌsībərˈbo͝olēiNG/


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.
Cyber Bullying Virus

Prevention

  • 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

Reporting

When reporting cyberbullying always go to a parent or a trusted adult first, they can help you figure out what to do from there. Trusted adults would include: teachers, counselors, a friend's parent, etc. If you feel like you do not have a trusted adult figure in your life, you can contact a crisis counselor anonymously online.

additional resources

  • Feeling Down? Talk to a trained crisis counselor. Text “DS” TO 741-741. Free, 24/7, Confidential.

  • To learn more about what cyberbullying is and it's impact, go to www.stopbullying.gov

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