By: Kaylyn Lofaro
The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
- Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online.
- 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
- 81% of young people think that bullying online is easier to get away with than in person.
- Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
- Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying!
- Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common media for cyberbullying.
- Embarrassing pictures or videos of another person.
- Rude messages about someone else.
- Spreading rumors over the internet.
- Making fake profiles of another person on social media.
- Sending viruses.
- If you happen to see someone being bullied online, report it to an adult or someone you trust, or maybe someone with authority.
- Block the bully on any media cites or places they can reach/ get in contact with you.
- DO NOT retaliate.
- DO NOT respond.
- Be civil.