Cyber Bullying

A new level of Cruelty

What It Is

Cyber bullying is defined as a young person tormenting, threatening, harassing, or embarrassing another young person using the Internet or other technologies, like cell phones.

Facts and Statistics

  1. 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.
  2. Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
  3. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
  4. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
  5. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
  6. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
  7. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.

Prevention and Reporting

If someone is cyber bullying you, report and block them on whatever social media site they're bullying you on. Keep the evidence of the bullying by screenshotting it or printing it and report them to anyone in authority over them. In some cases, you may even need to report it to local law enforcement if they're threatening to harm you physically.