Standing Up to Cyberbullies
What is cyberbullying and what can you do to stop it?
Think about these questions:
The target and the bully are usually not the only ones involved in a cyberbullying situation. There are also the people who see it. These people can either be bystanders or upstanders. A bystander observes a conflict or unacceptable behavior, but does not take part in it. An upstander does try to stop it.
Things to think about ...
- What are some reasons cyberbullying occurs?
- How can you respond if you are cyberbullied?
- What do you think are some ways to be an upstander if you see a bullying or cyberbullying situation?
- Empathy could motivate someone to be an upstander instead of a bystander.
- If you try to empathize with the bully, it could help you understand why the bully is acting that way.
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For more information about Cyberbullying, check out What is Cyberbullying? | How to Prevent Cyber Bullying? (nuedusec.com)
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