Cyber bullying and Bystanders

by corey hare

10 facts about cyberbullying

-16% of parents know their child has been bullied over social media.

-Boys are more likely to be bullied .

-15% of kids experience bullying daily.

-cyber bullied kids often have low self esteem.

-over half of kids don't tell their parents.

-1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber bullying.

-Over half of all teens have been bullied.

-One million children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyber bullying on Facebook during the past year.

-84% have seen the people tell cyberbullies to stop bullying.

-90% of social media-using teens who have witnessed online cruelty say they have ignored mean behavior on social media

How to help stop Cyber bullying

-Encourage teens to tell an adult if cyber bullying is occurring

-Try blocking the person sending the messages

-Keep the computer in a shared space like the family room

Three safe ways to reply to cyber bullying if it already started

-Screenshot the bullying and show an adult.

-Don't reply or show any emotion so they don't think its effecting you.

-Reply back to the bully letting them know the consequences if it continues to happen.

3 websites to help with cyber bullying

How to report bullies on social media

If the person posts a sensitive picture on instagram you can hit the 3 dots in the bottom right corner of the picture and report it as inappropriate.

On twitter if you can get the post deleted by getting the tweet reported by clicking the 3 dots in the bottom right corner of the tweet.

Cyber bullying is just now starting to get laws but in school kids can be suspended and possibly worse depending on the severity of the case.

Amanda Todd

The story of Amanda Todd began just like any other bullying suicide. Amanda was born in 1996 in British Columbia, and was a happy easy going person, until she was introduced to an anonymous person on Facebook who flattered her so much to the point of convincing her to flash her topless body to him. A year later, the same person or another anonymous person sent her the picture and it went viral, creating a routine of bullying and teasing to the point that she had to change schools several times. Her reputation was ruined, she had no friends, she was beaten up by some classmates, she tried drinking bleach but was saved at the last minute. Months later, Amanda Todd took her own life.