What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying
with electronic devices
Like cellphones, computers
and tablets, as well as
communication tools including
social media, text messaging,
chatrooms and websites
THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CYBERBULLYING
Is when somebody is being mean to you
on the internet without telling you their
name. This makes it harder for the victim
to find out who is threatening them.
Mostly the bullies do not want to get
Is a form of being mean to someone through cyber communication
such as in text messages and emails. The victims often worry that
the ,,cyberstalkers’’ will become ‚,real’’ stalkers.
Normally is used in chatrooms or messages. The
bullies use bad languege to insult and use emotional
To write rumours, threats, rude or mean
comments or messages, or even writing
embarrassing things about someone.
A boy gets harassed
on the internet
LILA: how r u?
WUWU: i hate u!
LILA: who is this?
WUWU: no one likes u!
LILA: violet is that u?
WUWU: don‘t come back to school, kill yourself.
People even get suicidal
This girl died on the
10th of October 2012
because she got
We all hate
you!!! Y R U
back 2 school!
From: unknown nr.
We all hate
you!!! Y R U so
come back 2
People make their
to hide their identity
Cyberbully Bullied person
There are no specific laws concerning
cybermobbing, but there are some laws which may
apply when someone is getting cyberbullied
The insulter can be punished by
being sent to prison up to one
year or being given a large
fine. If the intention was to
harm someone, then the insulter
can be brought to
prison for about 2 years, or can
be charged with a large amount
§§ 186/187 False rumour
Who states or spreads false rumors
about a person, that harm that person‘s
reputation and if the fact is not proven to
be true, then the person who spreads the
rumour can be imprisoned for 1 year, or
a big fine must be payed.
§ 22 Privacy of personal items
Pictures,etc. are only allowed to be
spread with permission of the people in
picture, etc. Everyone has the right of his
Reasons kids may cyberbully:
they are bored they are angry
for ‚fun‘ unintentionally
is usually a
to help him
knows how to
see it as a way
to stay popular.
bullies to avoid facing
their victims, so it requires
less courage and provides
the illusion that bullies
won’t get caught.
When it comes to
are often motivated
by anger, revenge
Is a By-stander also a Bully?
•Because they don’t help the
•They watch it happen
•They think by just watching
they can get away with it
•There is no reason for them
not to be a bully. If they do
not help then they exclude
themselves from the group
making them a bully too
•They don‘t DO anything
•They don‘t intend to
encourage the bullying
(but they do)
•They don‘t hurt someone
What do YOU think?
Not just the bully laughs, also the bystanders. So now more and more people are
“helping“ the bully. That‘s why bystanders are also bullies.
„I HATE YOU!
YOU ARE SO WEIRD!!
...ever since then I've been so insecure and
I now have an eating disorder because of
her. Because of the things she has said I
have a problem with self-harm as well.. She
still sends me random messages putting
me down. She even got the whole school to
dislike me for a while.. I just wish I had
somebody to talk to and for someone into
be here for me...
A Victim‘s Quote
Embarrassing stuff could
The bully can bully a
person from anywhere
through a phonenumber/
e- mail address
People all over the world
could bully a person
If anything is published on
the internet it is hard to get
rid of it!!!
Do not feed the trolls!
Do not respond to the bully
because your reaction is just
what the bully wants; it gives
her/him power over you.
What else can you do against cyberbullying?
- when you get bullied on social media, block the
bully and make sure that you have no contact with
him/her via the internet.
- speak with someone you trust, even though it
might be hard. These persons can be: social
pedagogues, teachers, friends, parents or
generally your family.
Remember it can be very hard for someone e.g.
the family or the teachers to see that someone is
getting cyberbullied, so you may have to take the
What to do?
If you receive insulting
messages, comments or
• keep calm
• do not write anything
• show an adult the
• If possible, block or
report the person.
•Stand up for yourself
•Tell someone you know
•Ignore them, a reaction is what they want
•Report the bullying
•Block the bullies from your account
•Keep a record of the bully`s messages,
phone calls etc.
•Don`t give away personal information
•Get the police involved
Why do I
What can you do for yourself?
„NUMMER GEGEN KUMMER“
If you‘re ashamed and you
can‘t or won‘t talk to your
parents or teacher; look for a
number where you can talk
anonymously with a person
who can help you. For
example: 0800 1110333
Talk to the person
Make sure the person is safe
Get help for the person
Give the victim the feeling that somebody cares
Try to find out who is cyberbullying the person
Block the bullies/website
Don‘t be a bully or bystander
If it gets bad tell the police about the victim
Stand up, don‘t stand by!
Don‘t be a bully Come on! How would you feel if
someone would be cyberbullying you? Even just
thinking about how the other person feels can put a
big damper on agression. It is needed in this world!
Be a friend not a bystander Watching or
forwarding means that the bully has more power
and it hurts the victim even more. If you can, tell the
bully to stop or let them know that harassment is
mean and looks stupid. The bully has to know that
his/her behavior is unacceptable. If you can‘t stop
them then help the victim and report the behavior.
Think about it
INFO PAGES IN GERMAN
Tips for teachers
• Talk with the involved. The victim and the
bully should be consulted. Maybe discuss
• Inform the parents - Parents may not
realise their child is being bullied
• Talk with the class and school-
cyberbullying should NOT be silenced.
• Inform the police - if there is an action that
you feel is against the law, call 110
1. Be aware of what your kids do
online. Why not be their friend on
2. Help your child to set up their
privacy settings on Facebook.
3. Share a computer at home
4.Learn more about facebook
5.Set time limits for games and
social media use
6. Don‘t overreact by blaming
7.Tell your children not to
respond to any cyberbullying
threats or comments
8.Get an internet filter for your
9.Talk to your school’s
guidance councillor, so
they can talk to bullies and
keep an eye on them.
10. Tell your child to block
unfriendly people and to
save any evidence of
bullying before deleting it
from their wall or inbox.