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.
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
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 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