Stop Cyberbullying

One less bully is another child saved

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when a person(s) bullies, harasses, or intimidates someone over the internet for the fun of it.

Examples of cyberbullying

  • Mean text messages
  • Rumors posted on social media sites
  • People using fake profiles to spread rumors

Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

  • Cyrberbullying can happen 24/7 and can follow the kid home
  • Pictures and mean things people say can be posted anonymously and spread quickly
  • Deleting inappropriate and harassing text messages or emails can be extremely difficult after they've been sent or posted

Effects of bullying

  • Kids can have lower self-esteem
  • skip school
  • Use alcohol or drugs
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have more health problems

Prevention and awareness

  • Always check the websites they go on
  • Keep up with the new apps and social media kids use these days
  • Try to understand why the internet is so important to the kid
  • Build a safe environment
  • Create rules and policies

Establishing rules

  • Don't post personal information
  • Keep your social media profiles private
  • Don't be so trusting of people on the internet

Reporting a Cyberbully

  • Tell an adult
  • Block the person
  • Report the perosn

Report to your Online Service Provider

  • Review their terms and conditions to see what content is and isn't appropriate for that website
  • Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action agaisnt users abusing the terms of service

Report to your local Law Enforcement

  • If the person is threatening your family and saying I know where you live etc.
  • If the person doesn't stop and it carries into school and the child is getting harassed there
  • If the person is putting personal and private information out that can be harmful to your family

Report to your School

  • Talk to students and bring awareness to cyberbullying
  • Talk to the parents of the cyberbully because they probably don't know anything about their behavior online