Bullying does't just happen at school...
What is cyber bullying?
Cyber bullying is when someone spreads rumors about someone online, stalks someone online, sends mean words through text messages, instant messaging or email, posts embarrassing pictures of someone, or posts mean comments on social media websites.
What do you do if you or someone you know is getting cyber bullied?
If you are getting cyber bullied, then you should block the person who is bullying you. You should then tell a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, counselor, older sibling, or someone else that you trust. Ask the adult to call the authorities. You should print out any evidence of the bullying. If you are sent a mean e-mail, instant message, or text, or a mean comment is posted on a website, you should save and print the evidence and show it to the authorities. If someone you know is getting bullied, you should convince them to take the same steps. You should also do the same and tell a trusted adult, even if they ask you not to.
You can prevent getting cyber bullied!!!
No one wants to be cyber bullied! There are steps that you can take to prevent getting cyber bullied. First, you should only give your cell phone number to people that you trust. That way, you won't recieve mean text messages. If you have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media account, you should only friend people that you know will not cyber bully you. That way, people won't post mean things on your page. You can also make your pages private so that only the people that you have friended will see them. If you do these things, then you are less vulnerable to cyber bullying.