Stop Cyberbullying

Stopping one bullying at a time.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that happens using electronic technology. The device that are used are cell phones, computers, and tablets. People saying hurtful things out other people on either social media sites, text messaging, or websites.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Some examples of cyberbullying include:

  1. Mean text or emails.
  2. Rumors sent or shared on social networking sites.
  3. Embarrassing pictures, websites, videos, or fake profiles.

Three differences between cyberbullying & bullying

Cyberbullying is different from bullying because:

  1. 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.
  2. Some bullies can hide and do everything anonymously, which makes it even harder to trace the bully.
  3. 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:

  1. Set rules for online use.
  2. Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.
  3. Know what they are doing online.
  4. Learn somethings about the site they are on.
  5. Ask for their passwords for when you may need to login in an emergency.

Establishing Rules

Three tips on how to be safe and smart online:

  1. Do not give out any personal information.
  2. If you see cyberbullying, report it!
  3. Be careful of what you put online.

Reporting a Cyberbully

Three immediate steps you should take if you are being cyberbullied:

  1. Do not answer the cyberbully
  2. Do not forward cyberbullying messages.
  3. Keep evidence of the bullying.

Report to your Online Service Provider

Cyberbullying sometimes violates the terms of service written by social media sites. Here are two ways you can report bullying:

  1. Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can do something about it.
  2. Review their terms and conditions.

Report to your local Law Enforcement

Three activities cyberbullies do that are contacting the Law:

  1. Threats of violence
  2. Sending sexually explicit messages or photos
  3. Stalking or hate crimes

Report to your school

  1. Many schools have a anti-bullying program or help for the ones being bullied which in some cases can help.
  2. Cyberbullying can create a negative environment at school. The school can sometimes use the information to help prevent anything happening at school.
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