Stopping one bullying at a time.
Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying
Cyberbullying is different from bullying because:
- Cyberbullying can happen all day, everyday. Kids can gang up on other kids on the internet and no one can be around to back them up like people on in regular bullying.
- Some bullies can hide and do everything anonymously, which makes it even harder to trace the bully.
- Once it is one the internet, it is very hard to try to delete the messages, texts, and pictures.
Effects of Cyberbullying
- Use of alcohol
- Skipping school
- Lower self-esteem
- Receive poor grades
- Health problems'
Prevention & Awareness
Five ways adults can better understand what kids are doing are:
- Set rules for online use.
- Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.
- Know what they are doing online.
- Learn somethings about the site they are on.
- Ask for their passwords for when you may need to login in an emergency.
Reporting a Cyberbully
Three immediate steps you should take if you are being cyberbullied:
- Do not answer the cyberbully
- Do not forward cyberbullying messages.
- Keep evidence of the bullying.