-Bullying is NOT cool-
Three differences between CyberBullying & Bullying
- Cyberbullying takes place on electronic technology
- It can take place at any time of the day
- Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously
Effects of Bullying
- Skipping School
- Grades start to drop
- Self- Esteem being lowered
- Use of drugs and alcohol
- Having more health problems
Prevention and Awareness
- Teach them to never post or say anything on the Internet that they wouldn’t want the whole world – including you – to read.
- Create an online agreement or contract for computer use, with their input
- Teach your children that what goes on online is everyone’s business.
- Watch out for signs that your child is being bullied online
- Discuss the nature of your teen’s online interaction and, more specifically, his or her responsible use of Internet.
Reporting A Cyberbully
- Don't respond to and don't forward cyberbullying messages.
- Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred.
- Block the person who is cyberbullying.
Report to your scool
- 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.