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What is cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is when an individual or a group of individuals threaten, call names or exclude another individual.

Examples of cyberbullying

Some examples are mean text messages or emails, emails that spread rumors about someone, or embarrassing photos.

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

  1. Cyberbullying can happen 24/7 even when your alone.
  2. Cyberbullying messages can be sent and seen very quickly over a large variety of people.
  3. Deleting these messages is extremely difficult to do after they've been sent.

Effects of cyberbullying

When people are cyberbullied, they can be pressured by stress to do dangerous things like:

  1. They skip school to avoid seeing their bully or bullies.
  2. They get bad grades because they're stressed.
  3. They also have more health problems because of stress.
  4. They start using drugs or drinking alcohol.
  5. They refuse to come to school at all.

Prevention and Awareness

Sometimes adults don't know what their kid is going through online here are some tips to fix that.

  1. Have parental control locks on your computer.
  2. Have programs that monitor what websites your child goes through online.
  3. Know your children's passwords.
  4. friend them on the social media sites they go on.
  5. Encourage your child to tell you if anything is wrong or if they're getting cyberbullied.

Establishing Rules

Some tips to be smart and safe online are:

  1. Know what sites that your children get on. Make it clear what ones they can get on.
  2. Let them know what they're allowed to do online.
  3. Let them know that you can't give out information about yourself.

Reporting A Cyberbully

Here are some steps you need to take once you are getting cyberbullied.

  1. Do not respond or forward cyberbullying messages.
  2. Keep the evidence and don't delete any messages.
  3. Block the cyberbully.

Report to your online service provider

Here are some other ways you can stop a cyberbully.

  1. Review the terms and conditions of that site.
  2. report the cyberbully to the site admins.

Report to your local law enforcement.

Here are some ways you can report to your law enforcement because they are breaking the law.

  1. If the bully threatens you with violence its against the law.
  2. Taking a video of someone in a private area.
  3. If they are stalking you that is also against the law.

Report to your school

Here are some ways your school can help you with cyberbullies.

  1. They can give you prevention strategies.
  2. In some states schools have to help you with cyberbullying because it creates a hostile environment.