Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying

  1. 1. Cyberbullying Let’s not even go there…
  2. 2. What is Cyberbullying? <ul><li>Have you ever received a mean email or instant message? Have you ever sent one? </li></ul><ul><li>It's a lot like the bullying that happens at recess or on the school bus, and it can hurt just as much. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Cyberbully? <ul><li>A cyberbully uses the Internet, cell phone, or other device to send or post text or images to try to hurt or embarrass another person. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What can you do to help stop cyberbullying? <ul><li>Keep your password safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t share secrets, photos, or anything online that might be embarrassing if someone found out. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up email and instant messenger accounts with your parents. Make sure not to put your name, age, address, or phone number in your profile or screen name. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What can you do to help stop cyberbullying? <ul><li>Let bullies know that cyberbullying is not OK. If your friends are cyberbullying, tell them that it’s not funny and that cyberbullying hurts people. </li></ul><ul><li>Be as nice online as you are offline. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't send messages when you're angry. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What should you do if cyberbullying is bothering you? <ul><li>Don't respond to emails or messages that are mean to you or your friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forward emails or messages that are mean or that spread rumors about other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't open emails or messages from someone you know is a bully. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What should you do if cyberbullying is bothering you? <ul><li>Block anyone who acts like a cyberbully. </li></ul><ul><li>Save or print all messages from bullies. </li></ul><ul><li>Show the messages to an adult you trust—like a parent or a teacher—and ask for help. If the first adult you tell doesn't help you, keep telling until someone does. </li></ul>

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