Cyber bullying

Effects it has on teens

What is Cyberbullying?

"The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature."

Facts and statistics

  • Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
  • More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.
  • Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
  • Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.

Prevention

For the students:


  • Block/Ignore the person doing the bullying.
  • Leave the page that you are on.


For the parents:


  • Know the sites that your child visits.
  • Have a sense of what they do online and in texts.
  • Ask to friend or follow your kids on social media.

Reporting Cyberbulling

When you feel you are being bullied or harassed on the internet, tell a trusted adult like a parent or teacher. If the bully has a profile, report their profile for harassment.