Stop Cyberbullying

Don't Be Mean Behind The Scene

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is basically when a bully, bullies someone on the internet. I believe the reason why bullies feel the need to do it on the internet is because they feel as if they're a bigger and badder person through the screen. When in reality it just makes them a coward and a heartless person.

Examples of Cyberbullying

  • Mean emails/text messages
  • Rumors posted on social media
  • Embarrassing pictures/videos

Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24/7 anytime during day or night. It can even reach the kid when he/she is alone.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and it can spread very quickly. It also can be very hard to track the direct source in which it came from.
  • When it comes to deleting the inappropriate images and harassment messages it can be very difficult to delete because they have already been sent and posted.

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Using alcohol/drugs
  • Skipping school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

Prevention & Awareness

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

  • Learn how to communicate
  • Teach them what to post and what not to post
  • Tell them about bullying
  • Watch what they post online
  • Be strict on how much time they do spend on the internet

Establishing Rules

  • Before you post something ask yourself "Will this hurt me or someone else?"
  • Ask yourself "Is this appropriate?"
  • Be aware of what Cyberbullying is and how to identify it, just in case you do see it online

Reporting a Cyberbully

Three steps you should immediately do when being Cyberbullied

  • Get evidence, print it out and save it for high authorities
  • Tell your parents/teacher, somebody
  • Tell higher law enforcement so something is done about it

Report to your Online Service Provider

  • Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections
  • Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you
  • Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action against users abusing the terms of service

Report to your local Law Enforcement

Activities involving cyberbullying that should lead to contacting the Law:

  • Threats of violence
  • Stalking and hate crimes
  • Child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos

Report to your School

  • Cyberbullying can create a disruptive environment at school and is often related to in-person bullying. The school can use the information to help inform prevention and response strategies
  • In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy. Some state laws also cover off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school environment