Stop Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when someone wants to say mean things and hurt peoples feelings over the internet or over the phone.
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Examples of Cyberbullying

  • Mean text messages.
  • Rumors posted on social network.
  • Embarrassing pictures and videos posted.
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Three Differences Between Cyberbullying & Bullying

  • It can happen 24/7.
  • Anything can be posted anonymously and sent out quickly.
  • It's hard to delete something after it's already been sent.

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Use of drugs/alcohol.
  • Skipping school.
  • Receive poor grades.
  • Have lower self esteem.
  • Have more health problems.

Prevention and Awareness

  • Be aware of what your child is doing while on there.
  • Make rules.
  • Help them be smart about what they post.
  • Encourage them to not put personal info. out there
  • Make sure the passwords are safe.
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establishing rules

  • Tell kids not to post something that could hurt or embarrass someone.
  • Be clear about what sites they can and cannot visit.
  • Encourage them to make the page private.

Reporting a cyberbully

  • Don't respond to or forward cyberbullying messages.
  • Record the date, time, and descriptions of when it occurred.
  • Block the person that is doing it.

report to your online service provider

  • Visit social media safety centers and learn how to block people.
  • Report them on a social media site.
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report to local law inforcement

  • Threats of violence.
  • Stalking or hate crimes.
  • Taking a picture of someone where he/she would expect privacy.
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report to your school

  • The school can use the information to help inform prevention.
  • In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their Anti-bullying policy.
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