Cyber Bullying

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Cyber Bullying is when a child or teen is being tormented, threatened, humiliated harassed, embarrassed, or emotional hurt through the use of internet and technology such as phones, iPods, or iPads. There are many ways we can cope with cyber bullying. Some beneficial tips in dealing with cyber bullying is to save all the evidence, never respond or get engaged in cyber bullying, and to get help as soon as possible.

The first tip is to save all the evidence of the cyber bullying. The evidence that should be saved is the threatening and abusive emails, texts, or IMs that the bully sends you. Instead of deleting these hateful or mean emails, texts, or IMs you should keep all of these saved in a file. You should keep these saved because there might come a day when you would need to report the bully with all of the evidence that you have. Be sure to keep copies and print-outs of the evidence just in case. This demonstrates that we should all save the emails and messages we receive from bullies because they can be held as evidence.

The second tip is to never respond or get engaged in cyber bullying. Responding to cyber bullying can lead to more problems. So whenever you receive a message or email from a bully never respond or get too involved because it would only worsen the problem. Remember whatever you say or post on the internet stays on the internet for ever and can never be removed as much as you regret it. So keep yourself calm and relaxed and don’t respond to bully messages instead just report to your teacher, parent, or guardian. This proves that as children and teens we should never respond or get engaged in cyber bullying because it only worsens the problem.

The third and final tip is to get help as soon as possible. To get help you should go to your teacher, principal, counselor, parent, guardian, or a trusted adult. No matter how young or old you are you should always go get help because children and teens can’t handle or solve bullying problems or...
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