Cyber Bullying

What it is and how to stop it.

What is Cyber Bullying? Well Im glad you asked.

The exact definition of Cyber Bullying is threatening, harassing, or threatening via the use of technology. Anyone can be cyber bullied or be a cyber bully, but it mostly happens to children under the age of 18. Its becoming more and more frequent and it's very dangerous and harmful.

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Did you know?

  • 1 out of 4 Kids is bullied.
  • 43% of teens say they have been digitally harassed.
  • Kids who are bullied are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.
  • A very small number of children who have been bullied react in extreme violent measures, but 12 out of 15 school shootings, the shooter had a history of being bullied.

What can you do to help stop Cyber Bullying?

If you witness Cyber Bullying, telling an adult is the best thing you can do. If you are an adult, tell another one, the more people that know about what is going on, the more it can be stopped.

What if one of your friends was Cyber Bullied? Show them you are their friend, be understanding and supportive, because it is the best thing you can do for them.