Cyber Bullying

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic devices. Examples of cyber bullying include mean texts or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Cyber bullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and even reach someone when he or she is alone. Cyber bullying can be distributed to a wide audience quickly and anonymously. It is difficult to delete texts, messages, and pictures after it is sent. 7% of students in the 6th-12th grade are bullied. In the past year 15% of high school students were cyber bullied.

Preventing Cyber Bullying

Anyone and everyone can prevent cyber bullying. Establishing rules for appropriate use of technology can show people how to be safe online. Help others be smart about what they post or say, encourage them to think about who they want seeing this information and pictures.

Report Cyber Bullying

It is important to report cyber bullying when it happens, so it can be addressed. Don't respond and don't forward cyber bullying. Keep evidence of the cyber bullying, and block the person who is cyber bullying. When cyber bullying happens, it should be addressed with an adult, it often violates with the terms of service established by the providers.