Stop CyberBullying Now
Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying
Differences of cyber bullying and bullying.
- cyberbullying affords the perpetrator an extra degree of protection.
- Traditional bullying is any type of bullying that is carried out through non-electronic mean
- cyberbullies can create posts online defaming their victims whenever they choose.
- Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with.
- Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use
- Ask for their passwords.
- Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
- Tell your kids that as a responsible parent you may review their online communications if you think there is reason for concern.
Reporting a Cyberbullying
- 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. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyberbullying to web and cell phone service providers.
- Block the person who is cyberbullying.
Report to your Local Enforcement
- Threats of violence
- Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy
- Stalking and hate crimes
- Some states consider other forms of cyberbullying criminal. Consult your state’s laws and law enforcement for additional guidance.