Stop Cyberbullying

Don't Be Mean Behind The Screen

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that involves using electronic technology. This includes devices such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as social media.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Examples of cyberbullying are starting rumors with texts and email, posting embarrassing pictures or videos of someone on social media, and sending mean texts.

Three Differences Between Cyberbullying & Bullying

  • Can happen at any day at any time
  • Pictures and messages can be posted anonymously so it is hard to track who is doing it
  • Once messages or pictures have been sent, it is very difficult to delete

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Use of Alcohol and Drugs
  • Skipping School
  • Poor Grades
  • Health Problems
  • Lower Self-Esteem

Prevention & Awareness

  • Know the sites your kids are going on
  • Tell your kids that you may review their online communications
  • Learn about the sites your kids use
  • Ask for their passwords
  • Encourage your kids to tell someone if they're being bullied

Establishing Rules

  • Be clear about the sites your children are allowed to go on
  • Help them be smart about what they post or say
  • No sharing personal information that could embarrass them

Reporting a Cyberbully

  • Do not respond to cyberbullying messages
  • Keep evidence of the bullying
  • Block the cyberbully

Report to your Online Service Provider

  • Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities
  • Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change who can contact you
  • Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action

Report to your Local Law Enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • Child pornography
  • Stalking and hate crimes

Report to your School

  • Schools can use evidence and information to prevent cyberbullying
  • Schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy