Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place online! People can be bullied through cell phones, computer, and tablets. This includes social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social media sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Students can fight cyberbullying by:
- Talk to your parents about your use of technology.
- Tell someone IMMEDIATELY if you are being cyberbullied.
- NEVER share personal information through social media.
- Don’t respond to or forward cyberbullying messages.
- Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record dates, times, and descriptions of instances where it has occurred.
- Report the bully to social media sites.
- Ask your parents to report the bully to the police, if necessary.
- Block the person who is cyberbullying.
- Don’t be a cyberbully: always be respectful of other people when you are online.