What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of a digital device as a medium. Digital devices such as phones, tablets, and computers provide the bully a means to hurt their victims through messages, posting, and spreading malicious information to others through various apps, text, or through online forums.

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How do I prevent cyberbullying?

As an individual, there are steps you can take to prevent cyberbullying. To prevent cyberbullying, 1) Keep your information safe by putting a password on your phone, 2) Only give people you trust your phone number, 3) Don’t respond to unknown numbers whether they call or text, 4) Keep photos PG, 5) “Proofread” what you’re planning on posting, and 6) set up privacy controls. These tips will help you to stop cyberbullying before it starts.

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How do I stop cyberbullying?

To end cyberbullying, 1) Tell a trusted adult or friend, 2) Report it to the server (YouTube, Instagram, etc), 3) Call the police- only if you feel that your’s or someone else’s safety is threatened, 4) Save the evidence, 5) Ignore the bully, and 6) NEVER Retaliate.

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Whether it’s you or someone you care about, it’s important to take positive action against cyberbullying. Like traditional bullying, keeping things to yourself can only help the bully; instead tell a trusted adult to put a stop to it.

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