Cyberbullying,a selfish crime

What is Cyberbullying

Cyberbulling is when there is an imbalance of power between two people over the internet or on some sort of cyberspace.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Examples are mean text messages,emails and comments on social media sites. Others would be spreading false rumors through the use of social media or posting a mean or hurtful video or picture of the victim.

The difference between cyberbullying and bullying

Cyberbullying can happen 24/7 anywhere anytime

Cyberbullying can be posted anonymously

Deleting the harmful content is extremely difficult after it has been posted

Effects of cyberbullying

Use of drugs and or alcohol

Skip classes or school

Grades may plummet

A lowered self esteem

Experience more health problems

Prevention and awareness

Be aware of what site your kids are going to and when they go places ask them where, who ,and what.

Know the passwords and usernames of all their accounts and tell them that you'll use it in case of an emergency.

'Friend" or "follow" your kids if you can.

Know what they do online and what they say in their texts.

Try out the devices they use.

Establishing Rules

Be careful about what you post

Once its posted its out of your control if someone else will forward it

Don't share personal information.

Reporting Cyberbulling

Report it to an online service provider

Report it to law enforcement

Report it to your school

Report it to your online service provider

Review their terms of service and read their rights and responsibilities sections

Visit their safety concerns webpage