Stop Cyberbullying

Don't be mean behind a screen

What is cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying using electronic technology.
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Examples of cyberbullying


  • mean texts or emails
  • rumors posted on social networking sites
  • fake profiles
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Three differences between cyberbullying and bullying

  • cyberbullying can happen all the time, even when you are alone.
  • cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a large audience.
  • mean messages are hard to delete once you have posted or sent it

effects of cyberbullying

  • use of alcohol and drugs
  • skip school
  • receive poor grades in school
  • have low self-esteem
  • have health problems

prevention and awareness

  • parents need to know what sites their kids are on and their online activities
  • tell your kids that as a responsible parent you can review their online communications if something is wrong
  • parents can ask for passwords
  • parents need to friend or follow their kid on social media so that they can see what you are doing on social media
  • parents need to talk with their kids regularly about cyberbullying
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establishing rules

Rules:

  • do not post things that can embarrass yourself or others
  • think about who you want to see your information and pictures
  • keep your password safe and do not share with friends
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reporting a cyberbully

Immediate that should be taken if cyberbullied:

  • do not respond or forward cyberbullying messages
  • keep evidence of cyberbullying
  • block the person that is cyber bullying

report to your online service provider

  • review their terms and conditions. these describe what content is appropriate or not
  • report cyberbullying to the social media site so that they can take action
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report to your local law enforcement

You should report to your local law enforcement if there is:

  • threats of violence
  • stalking and hate crimes
  • taking a photo or video of someone where he or she expects privacy
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report to your school

Schools can help with cyberbullying by:

  • using the information to help inform prevention and response strategies
  • addressing cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy

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