WHO SHOULD NOT BE A VICTIM OF CYBERBULLYING?
You, your friends and family.
WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING?
Cyberbullying, or Bullycide, is when a child or teen uses digital technology (i.e., Internet, cell phone) to harass, humiliate, embarrass, threaten, or torment another child or teen.
WHEN DOES CYBERBULLYING OCCUR?
Anytime, day or night.
WHERE DOES CYBERBULLYING OCCUR?
Through texting, email, instant messaging, and social marketing websites.
WHY SHOULD YOU PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CYBERBULLYING?
Cyberbullying is not only against the law, but it can result in depression and low self-worth for the victim. It is a major problem leading to an increase in the number of students who are not turning in school work and failing classes, and many cyberbullying victims are too scared to report the problem to an adult.
HOW DO YOU PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING VICTIMIZED?
* Do not share passwords or personal information, yours or otherwise. * Do not respond to messages from the cyberbully.
* Save copies of messages and emails that were written by the cyberbully. * Download any of the webpages that the cyberbully used to send the message. * Block the cyberbully from sending you future emails or messages. * Change your personal account information and e-mail address. * Tell a trusted adult who can help you solve the problem. * Repot any cyberbullying activity against you or others to the social marketing website. * If you receive threats, immediately contact the police. For more information on cyberbullying, visit the following websites: http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/