Stop Cyberbullying

-Bullying is NOT cool-

What is CyberBullying?

Cyberbullying, is when someone chooses to harass and or talk down about someone vis social media.

Examples of Cyberbullying

  • Mean messages sent by text or email
  • Rumors posted on social media
  • Fake profiles, embarrassing picture & videos

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.

Establishing Rules

  • Be a safe cyber citizen
  • Avoid sharing personal information online
  • Keep any profile private to avoid strangers and bullies

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 Online Service Provider

  • Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate.
  • Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you.

Report to your lock Law Enforcement

  • Threats of violence
  • Stalking and hate crimes
  • Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy

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.