Cyberbullying is a form of bullying which uses technology against the victim. This can occur via a mobile phone, through social media or even while video gaming.
Cyberbullying is cruel and wrong.
If you are being cyberbullied, this is what you should do:
Don’t respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you. Who wants to empower a bully?
Don’t retaliate. Getting back at the bully turns you into one and reinforces the bully’s behavior. Help avoid a whole cycle of aggression.
Save the evidence. The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help. You need to do this even if it’s minor stuff, in case things escalate.
Talk to a trusted adult. It’s you can teel your parent – if you can’t – a talk to us at school and we will help. If you’re really nervous about saying something, don't be, as we will help. But if you can't talk to someone, report it anonymouslu at school or use the red button below.
Block the bully. If the bullyings coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”
Be polite. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Don’t be a bully. How would you feel if someone bullyed you? Think about how you would feel if it was happening to you. Be a nicer person.
Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages gives the bullies power and hurts victims even more. If you can, tell bullies to stop. If you can’t stop the bully, at least try to help the victim and report the behavior using the red button below.
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