Internet Safety

Cyberbullying

 Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens. Preview the information below to understand what cyberbullying truly is and how you can ensure your child is protected. Visit cyberbullying.gov for more information regarding bullying of all types.

 WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING?
 
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including 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 networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
  

PREVENT CYBERBULLYING
 
Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology.
 
- Be Aware of What Your Kids are Doing Online
- Establish Rules about Technology Use
- Understand School Rules


REPORT CYBERBULLYING
 
When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.
 
 Steps to Take Immediately:

- Report Cyberbullying to Online Service Providers
- Report Cyberbullying to Law Enforcement
- Report Cyberbullying to Schools



SHARE WITH CARE
 
What you post online could have an impact on people in the real world. To learn more about how your online actions can have real-world consequences visit: onguardonline.gov




 
What is Cyberbulling? (2015, January). Retrieved from http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html#