Cyberbullying

What can we do to help the victims of online bullying?

What is Cyberbullying?

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

Facts

1) Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen to them more than once.

2) 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.

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) Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.

Prevention

- Don't post inappropriate pictures of yourself, it won't attract ''unwanted'' attention. Bullies can use those types of pictures to torment you with.

- Just remember to pause before you post any type of picture or message online. People will judge you based on how you make yourself appear online, whether it's true or not.

- Raise awareness or Cyberbullying. Pass the message along with a campaign, or a club.

- Make sure you set your privacy controls! Only let people you really trust, like your parents or close friends, with all your personal information.

- Lastly, '' Don't be a Cyberbully yourself''. Think before you act! Treat others how you want to be treated. If it's not something you would want someone saying to you, don't write it!