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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when someone posts mean or hateful comments about someone else. They use the internet to bully others because they are too scared to have verbal confrontation.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Examples of cyberbullying include:

1. Sending mean messages or text.

2. Uploading embarrassing or hateful pictures.

3. Creating fake profiles and using it to harass others.

Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying

Bullying is when there is verbal confrontation such as actually talking, yelling, or hitting. Cyberbullying can only be done by using text messages, the internet, and social media. Cyberbullying is also more likely not to be seen by adults because mostly kids use the internet and a lot of adults don't.

Effects of Cyberbullying

Kids being cyberbullyed are more likely to:

1. Skip School

2. Have more health problems.

3. Use alcohol or drugs.

4. Receive poor grades.

5. Have lower self-esteem.

Prevention & Awareness

Five ways that adults can better understand what kids are doing while online is:

1. Knowing what websites kids are going to.

2. Have a sense of what their doing online.

3. Ask for passwords but explain that it's only for emergency's.

4. Follow your kids on their social media or ask another trusted adult to do so.

5. Install parental control software and monitor what kids are doing online.

Establishing Rules

Adults need to make sure they set limits on their kids and tell them to only go on sites that are appropriate. They also need to help them be smart and safe about what they post. The last thing is that they need to encourage kids about who they want to see their information.

Reporting a Cyberbully

When reporting a cyberbully block the user that is bullying you. Then keep evidence of the cyberbully, record the time, date, and what they said or did. Lastly, don't respond or forward the cyberbully's messages.

Report to your Online Service Provider

Two ways to report cyberbullying is to visit social media safety center to learn how to block and report other users. Also, report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can get into actions against the users abusing the terms of service,

Report to your local Law Enforcement

Three activities that involve cyberbullying and should be reported to the law are:

1. Threats or violence.

2. Stalking and hate crimes.

3. Taking a photo or video of someone and uploading it even when they don't want it uploaded.

Report to your School

Two ways schools can help with cyberbullying are:

1. Schools can use information of cyberbullys to help give prevention and response strategies.

2. In most states schools are required to address cyberbully in their anti-bully policy. Some also help with off campus bullying using law enforcement.