Stop Cyberbullying

Don't be a bully, be a friend

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying or being mean to someone, that takes place with any electronics.

Examples of Cyberbullying

  • Embarrassing photos shared online
  • Mean text or emails
  • Rumors spread through email or text

Three differences between bullying and cyberbullying

  • Cyberbullying can not be escaped. Can happen 24/7 whereas bullying is only at certain places
  • Cyberbullying can be done anonymously but bullying is personal and usually face to face
  • Cyberbully messages or post can be hard to delete whereas words a bullying says are temporary

Effects of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can lead to

  • Use of alcohol and drugs
  • Skipping school
  • Poor grades
  • Low self-esteem
  • health problems

Prevention and Awareness

Adults can:

  • Place the computer in a common area in the home
  • Spend time with your children online
  • Put accounts in your name and know children's passwords
  • Educate yourselves and children about the dangers of the internet
  • Have certain times for internet access

Establishing Rules

To stay safe:

  • Set privacy settings
  • Keep personal information safe and hidden
  • Know and manage friends

Reporting a Cyberbully

Steps to stop a cyberbully:

  • Do not respond
  • Keep evidence of bullying
  • Block the bully

Report to your Online Service Provider

Report online by:

  • Review the terms and conditions
  • Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • child pornography
  • stalking and hate crimes

Report to your School

Schools can:

  • Use information to inform prevention and response strategies
  • Use the anti-bullying policy