Cyber-bullying By: McKenna Dusseau

What is Cyber-bullying ?

Cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully someone by sending a message of an intimidating or threatening nature.

How do people Cyber-bully?

Cyber bullying is a serious issue and can lead to harmful consequences to young teens. Being cyber bullied repetitively can include mean or embarrassing photos, videos or comments posted on social media.

Statistics

About 75% of students have emitted they have visted a social media website and witnessed bullying. Most students that are being bullying don't know what to do and don't say anything.

Nearly 43% of kids have experienced bullying by there cell phones or the internet.

1 in 4 students has had happened more than once.

There is many different social medias people have experienced being bullied. Facebook as you can see in the graph most teens are being bullied at ages 17-19

Stories of teens experienceing cyber bullying

Hannah Smith, a 14-year-old girl from Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, hanged herself in her bedroom on August 3rd, 2013. Her body was discovered by her older sister. In the weeks leading up to her death, Smith had been subjected to cruel taunts and insults about her weight and a family death on Ask.fm, a question-and-answer social networking site that allows anonymous participation.
David Molak David Molak, a sophomore at Alamo Heights High School in Texas, a fitness enthusiast, Spurs fan, and an Eagle Scout, hung himself in his family’s back yard in January, 2016. David had been the target of ongoing bullying at Alamo Heights High School. He received a series of text messages from between six and 10 bullies, with comments that put him down and insulted him.

How to stop Cyber-bullying

Don't respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. ...

Don't retaliate. ...

Save the evidence. ...

Talk to a trusted adult. ...

Block the bully. ...

Be civil. ...

Don't be a bully. ...

Be a friend, not a bystander.

If you ever witness Cyber bullying on any social media stand up

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