Stop CyberBullying

Bullying has moved from the playground to the Interent

"What is Cyberbullying ?"

Cyberbullying is when someone is getting bullied on the internet.

"Examples of Cyberbullying"

  • Mean text messages or emails,
  • embarrassing photos, and
  • fake profiles.

"Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying"

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a wide audience.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures, is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

"Effects of Cyberbullying"

  • Use alcohol drugs
  • Skip school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

"Prevention and Awareness"

  • Know the site your kids are on
  • Have a sense what they do online and text.
  • Ask a friend to follow your child online
  • Encourage your kids to tell immediately if someone was bullying them
  • Ask for their passwords

"Establishing Rules"

  • Help them be smart about what they post or say.
  • Tell kids to keep their password safe.
  • Be clear about sites they can visit

"Reporting a Cyberbully"

  1. Don't respond to and don't forward cyberbullying
  2. Keep evidence of cyberbullying
  3. Block the person who is cyberbullying

"Report to your online service provider"

Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities.

Visit social media safety cameras

Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action.

"Report to your law enforcement"

  • Threats of violence
  • Child pornography
  • Stalking and hate crimes

"Report to you school"

  • In many states schools are required to work on anti-bullying.
  • Make an off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school enviorment