Stop Cyberbullying

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What Is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when someone uses the internet or technology to hurt someone emotionally. This can be done over text, social media, email, etc.

Examples of Cyberbullying

1) sending mean texts

2) posting something untrue about someone online

3) links to embarrassing websites or photos

Three Differences between cyberbullying and bullying

1) cyberbullying can happen at any time of the day, even when the victim is alone

2) hateful messages and pictures can be posted anonymously

3) deleting hurtful posts

Effects of Cyberbullying

1) lower self esteem

2) skipping school

3) use of alcohol or drugs

Prevention and awareness

1) adults can track social media accounts

2) adults can join sites themselves

3) adults can set rules for online activity

4) adults can have weekly meetings about online activity

5) adults can guide teens in the right direction with online safety

Establishing Rules

1) create a mission statement

2) create a code of conduct

3) create a bullying reporting system

reporting a cyberbully

1) tell an adult

2) make copies of all communications from a bully

3) do not respond to the bully

Report to your online service provider

1) review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities section

2) visit social media centers to learn how to block users

Report to your local law enforcement

report

1) violent threats

2) explicit messages or photos

3) stalking or hate crimes

report to your school

1) tell your teachers!

2) have weekly bullying meetings

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