Cyber Bullying

By: Jordan Lawrence


Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples 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.

Preventing Cyberbullying

Parents Need to be Aware of what their Kids are Doing Online
  • Know the sites their kids visit and their online activities
  • Review their online communications if they think their is a reason of concern
  • Ask for their passwords, and inform them that it is incase of an emergency
  • Friend or follow their kid(s) on social media
  • Inform their kids what cyberbullying is, and encourage them to tell them immediately if they are being cyber bullied
  • Establish rules of appropriate use of computers
  • Inform them not to post anything that could potentially embarrass or humiliate them or others
  • Inform them not to give there password out to anyone

Reporting Cyberbullying

Report Cyberbullying to Law Enforcement

If cyberbullying involves these activities it is considered a crime and should be reported to law enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • Child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos
  • Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy
  • Stalking and hate crimes

Some states consider other forms of cyberbullying criminal as well

The Effects

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Dropping out or changing schools
  • Feeling socially isolated
  • Depression
  • Cause anxiety disorders
  • Changes in sleep and eating patterns
  • Loss of interest in activities they use to enjoy
  • Loneliness
  • Decrease in school attendance
  • Decreased academic achievement
  • Suicide or suicide thoughts