stop cyberbullying

don't be mean behind the scene

what is cyberbullying?

cyberbullying is a term where someone or a group of people purposely be mean or harass someone else by a way of the internet.

examples of cyberbullying

  1. mean text messages or email.
  2. fake profiles.
  3. embarrassing photo, websites, and videos.

three differences of cyberbullying and bullying

  1. in cyberbullying the person getting bullied often has more trouble getting away from the behavior.
  2. cyberbullying can happen anytime of the day or night.
  3. deleting inappropriate pictures or harassing text messages can be difficult after they have been sent or posted

effects of bullying

  1. skip school.
  2. do drugs and drink alcohol.
  3. receive poor grades.
  4. have a low self-a-stem.
  5. experience in-person bullying.

prevention and awareness

  1. know the sites your kids are on and what they do on that site.
  2. tell your child that as a responsible adult that you may have access to their profiles on each site that requires that kind of stuff.
  3. have some sense and know what your child does on each site and how he conducts himself on that site.
  4. ask for their password but tell them that you will only use it for emergency purposes only.
  5. ask to friend or follow them on each site or ask a trusted adult to do so.

establishing rules

  1. don't post anything that could embarrass anyone or yourself.
  2. think about who you want to see your photos or messages.
  3. be clear about what sites you visit.

reporting a cyberbully

  1. don't respond or forward to any cyberbully messages.
  2. keep evidence of the cyberbully. use the evidence to tell the website or to cell phone service providers.
  3. block the person who is cyberbullying.

report to your online service provider

  1. visit the social media site to learn how to block the cyberbully.
  2. report the cyberbully to the website so they can punish the bully for abusing the terms of service.

report to your local law enforcement

1. threats of violence.

2. child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos.

3. stalking and hating crimes.

report to your school

1. they can use the information to help inform prevention and response strategies.

2. they can address it in their anti-bullying policy if it continues or goes on in school too

just an example that cyber bullying hurts

read her story and you'll see that the cyberbullying needs to stop now. be the change.

http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/