Cyberbullying

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 Harassment or Bullying on Twitter

Report abusive behavior Note: this info below comes straight from Twitter.  We have only consolidated it for you. Twitter strives to provide an environment where people can feel free to express themselves. If abusive behavior happens, we want to make it easy for people to report it to us. Multiple Tweets can be included in the same…

Report Harassment or Bullying on Instagram

Report Harassment or Bullying on Instagram Fill out this form to report photos, videos, comments or profiles on Instagram that are bullying or harassing others. Please provide as many details as possible to help us review this issue. If an account is established with the intent of bullying or harassing another person or if a…

How To Report Things to Facebook

Facebook is the largest source of online bullying. So, simple logic dictates they should make it easy to report bullying.  Unfortunately, they apparently don’t believe in simple logic because many of their help functions are too deeply buried. It is my contention these links should be easily and readily available with one-click direct links from…

What is Australia doing about Cyberbullying?

originally from Reachout.com What does Cyberbullying look like? Cyberbullying comes in many forms, but the most common are: ● receiving mean or hurtful text messages from someone you know or even someone you don’t know ● receiving nasty, threatening or hurtful messages through social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat ● people sending…

Cyberbullying ups aggression in kids

Cyberbullying ups aggression in kids Combined effect of both face-to-face and cyberbullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyberbullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. These…