Internet Safety

What is Cyberbullying?

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

- Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.

-Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.

-Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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

-Steps to Take Immediately

-Report Cyberbullying to Online Service Providers

-Report Cyberbullying to Law Enforcement

-Report Cyberbullying to Schools