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Stop, block and tell
If you are targeted by a cyberbully:
Don’t do anything. Take time to calm down.
Block the cyberbully or limit all communications to those on your buddy list.
Tell a trusted adult, you don’t have to face this alone. We recommend telling your teacher and your parents.
Cyberbullying is one of the 4 bullying types.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior. The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are: Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter SMS (Short Message Service) also known as Text Message sent through devices Instant Message (via devices, email provider services, apps, and social media messaging features) Email.
Report Cyberbullying to On-line Service Providers
Cyberbullying often violates the terms of service established by social media sites and Internet service providers.
- Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate.
- Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you.
- Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can act against users abusing the terms of service.
Don’t forget, the authorities will need the email headers for the offending mail(s), if email was used.
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