Pulling Someone Down Will Never Help You Reach The Top
Three Differences Between Cyber Bullying And Bullying
- Cyber Bullying can happen 24-7 and can reach a kid even when he or she is alone, it can happen day or night.
- Cyber Bullying can be images and messages posted anywhere in social media and can be distributed by a wide audience.
- Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages and images can be difficult after they have been posted
Effects Of Cyber Bullying
Kids who are cyber bullied are most likely to
- Skip school
- Use alcohol and drugs
- Receive poor grades
- Have more health problems
- Refuse to attend school
Prevention And Awareness
Five ways an adult can better understand what kids are doing while online
- Parents should ask for their password, so they can only check for an emergency.
- Parent should ask child to follow or friend them on social media or ask another trusted adult to do so.
- Parents should have a sense of what they do online and in texts, learn about the sites they like and try to use the devices they use.
- Parents should know the sites their kids go into, parents should ask what they are doing on the site and where they are going and who they are doing it with.
- Encourage kids to tell if they know if some one is being cyber bullied, explain to them that you will not take away their computers or cell phones.
Three tips that may help others be smart and stay safe while online
- Parents should be clear about what sites their kids may use, and what they are permitted to do while online.
- Parents should help their kids be smart about what they post or say online.
- Parents should encourage kids to think about who they want to see the information and pictures they post online.
Reporting A Cyberbully
Three immediate steps that someone should take if being cyber-bullied
- You should not respond to any text messages.
- You should keep evidence of cyber bullying, take screenshots and pictures and as many evidence you can gather from the cyberbully and report it to the web.
- You should block the person who is cyber-bullying you.