CyberBullying

By: Kaylyn Lofaro

Definition

The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

Facts

  • 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.

Examples

  • 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.
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Prevention

  • 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.
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