Stop Cyberbullying

Think About Others (TAO)

What is Cyberbullying

It is the use of electronic communication to bully a person.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, & embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Three differences between Cyberbullying & bullying

  1. It can happen anywhere at anytime.
  2. It can be hard to track down who did it.
  3. It is harder to delete inappropriate images and messages after millions of people have seen them.

Effects of Cyberbullying

  1. Use alcohol & drugs.
  2. Skip school.
  3. Receive poor grades.
  4. Have lower self-esteem.
  5. Have more health problems.

Prevention & Awareness

  1. Ask for their password, but tell them you will use it in case of an emergency.
  2. Ask to "friend" or "follow" your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
  3. Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they're going, what they're doing, and who they're doing it with.
  4. Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use.
  5. Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they, or someone they know, is being cyberbullied. Explain that you will not take away their computers or cell phones if they confide in you about a problem they are having.

Establishing Rules

  • Tell your parents if someone is bullying you.
  • Never talk to any one you don't know online.
  • Be smart about what you post or share online.

Reporting a Cyberbully

  1. Report to your Online Service Provider.
  2. Report to your local Law Enforcement.
  3. Report to your School.

Report to your Online Service Provider

  • You can go to the people that made your computer and tell them.
  • You can go to the place you bought it from and tell them.

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  1. If they are creating an unsafe environment.
  2. If they are harassing that kid.
  3. If they are Publishing intimate images without consent.

Report to your School

  1. They can ban cellphones and not have computers.
  2. They can block certain sights form the students.