Stop Cyberbullying

Just because it is online doesn't mean it doesn't hurt

What is cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying is bullying with the use of electronic communication, mostly done by sending sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

Examples of cyberbullying

  • Sending mean text or emails
  • Rumors sent by email or posted on social media sites
  • Posting embarrassing videos, or pictures

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours 7 days a week and can get to a kid even when he/she is alone, day or night.
  • Cyberbullying can be done anonymously. and can be sometimes impossible to to track the source of the bullying.
  • Deleting innapropriate messages, and pictures, posted online can be very difficult to do

Effects of cyberbullying

Cyberbulling can cause a kid to:

  • Do drugs and alchol
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteam
  • Experiance health problems

Prevention and awareness

parents can help prevent cyberbullying by:

  • Being aware of what your kids are doing online
  • Establish rules about technology use
  • enxourage your kids to tell you imediatly if they, or someone else they know is being cyberbullied.
  • Know the sites that your kids vist and their online activities
  • Ask for their password for emergencys

Establishing rules

  • Be clear on what sites your kids can vist online and what they are permitted to do online .
  • Tell them not to post anything that could hurt or embarress themselves or others.
  • Encourage them to think of who they want to see the informatin and pictures they post online.

Reporting a cyberbully

when you are being cyberbullied you should:

  • Not respond and not forward cyberbulling message
  • Keep evidence of cyberbullying
  • Block whoever is cyberbullying you

Report to your online server provider

  • Vist social media saftey centers to learn how to block useres and change sttings to control who9 can contact you
  • Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action against users abusing the terms of service

Report to your local law enforcement

Activities that should lead to contacting the law:

  • threats of violence
  • stalking and hate crimes

Report to your school

  • schools can use information to help inform prevention and response stratigies
  • Schools address cyberbullying in theri anti-bullying policy, some laws also cover off campus behavior