SOCIAL MEDIA SASCHA MONTEFIORE
Cyber bullying is a form of bullying that happens in social media such as texting, e-mail or websites like facebook and twitter. Mean messages and threats harm the peole who bullies target. It may be a difficult time but always tell and older person. If you are on a social media website like instagram and someone steals your account always report to the saftey site linked with that social media site. If you find yourself in a situation where you happen to be a victim of a cyberbully follow these steps:
1. Don't send a mean or unkind message back to the person that is bullying you because then you are just as bad as the bully.
2. Save your messages and tell a adult or friend that is old enough to help.
3. Report your situation to the social media website so they can shut your account that has been hacked down.
If you are being cyberbullied or anyone of your friends you know is being cyberbullied you can contact Kids Helpline.
The Internet provides access to vast amounts of information and the opportunity for children to meet and communicate with people from around the world. However, there are also risks for children, such as cyberbullying, stalking, or exposure to illicit materials.
It is estimated that 90 per cent of Australian high school students have a Facebook account. Parents, teachers and schools are concerned about the dangers of cyber-bullying, predatory behaviour and children accessing age-inappropriate content.
If you really want to be safe follow these simple steps.
1. Don't add or accept anyone that you don't know on social media.
2.Try not to connect to anything if you are under the age.
The internet provides us with so many opportunities to communicate and have our say by participating online.
There are online discussion forums and social networking sites where you share your knowledge and ask other people questions on just about every topic imaginable. You might also provide input on issues that affect your life and community by participating in online consultations.