A GUIDE TO
CYBERBULLYING

7 STEPS TO NAVIGATE ONLINE CRUELTY

A GUIDE TO
CYBERBULLYING

7 STEPS TO NAVIGATE ONLINE CRUELTY

WHAT IS
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

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.

Source: www.cyberbullying.com

WHAT IS
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

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.

Source: www.cyberbullying.com

%

1 IN 4 STUDENTS AGES 10 TO 18 YEARS OLD REPORTED BEING CYBERBULLIED

HINDUJA AND PATCHIN 2015

%

WITNESSED OTHERS BEING CYBERBULLIED

MCAFEE 2014

NAVIGATING ONLINE CRUELTY

A GUIDE TO CYBERBULLYING

1. DO NOT RETALIATE

Do not retaliate. Do not stoop to the bully’s level. Remain respectful as you speak up and do not escalate the situation. Safety first.

2. REPORT IT

If someone from your school is being bullied online:

  • save the message by taking a screenshot
  • report it to the social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.)
  • share with a trusted adult, this can be a parent, family friend, teacher, coach, counselor, dean, or principal

3. SPEAK UP

If you experience online cruelty, tell the bully to stop. If it continues, share it with a trusted adult. This can be a parent, family friend, teacher, coach, counselor, dean, or principal.

WHEREVER THERE IS A HUMAN BEING, THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KINDNESS.
LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA

4. DON’T ENCOURAGE IT

If you see cruelty online do not encourage it. Do not share it, do not gossip about it and do not just stand by. Speak out, respectfully.

5. SPEAK OUT

If you see cyberbullying, say something. Tell the bully to stop, calmly and respectfully. Let them know being a jerk is not cool.

6. BE A FRIEND

Reach out and let the victim know they are not alone by:

  • sending them an encouraging text, snap, or comment
  • inviting them to sit with you during lunch and on the school bus
  • hanging out with them during school events

7. BE AN INFLUENCER

Rally your friends and create a culture of kindness in your school by:

  • speaking out against cyberbullying in school; let your peers know that bullying will not be tolerated
  • posting encouraging comments online
  • creating and posting anti-bullying content (use your talents and creativity)

NAVIGATING ONLINE CRUELTY

A GUIDE TO CYBERBULLYING

1

DO NOT RETALIATE

Do not retaliate. Do not stoop to the bully’s level. Remain respectful as you speak up and do not escalate the situation. Safety first.

2

REPORT IT

If someone from your school is being bullied online:

  • save the message by taking a screenshot
  • report it to the social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.)
  • share with a trusted adult, this can be a parent, family friend, teacher, coach, counselor, dean, or principal

3

SPEAK UP

If you experience online cruelty, tell the bully to stop. If it continues, share it with a trusted adult. This can be a parent, family friend, teacher, coach, counselor, dean, or principal.
WHEREVER THERE IS A HUMAN BEING, THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KINDNESS.
LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA

TEACHING KIDS TO BE SAFE, SMART & KIND ONLINE

Topics: Character Education, Digital Citizenship, Youth Development

Audiences: Elementary and Middle School

4

DON’T ENCOURAGE IT

If you see cruelty online do not encourage it. Do not share it, do not gossip about it and do not just stand by. Speak out, respectfully.

5

SPEAK OUT

If you see cyberbullying, say something. Tell the bully to stop, calmly and respectfully. Let them know being a jerk is not cool.

6

BE A FRIEND

Reach out and let the victim know they are not alone by:

  • sending them an encouraging text, snap, or comment
  • inviting them to sit with you during lunch and on the school bus
  • hanging out with them during school events

7

BE AN INFLUENCER

Rally your friends and create a culture of kindness in your school by:

  • speaking out against cyberbullying in school; let your peers know that bullying will not be tolerated
  • posting encouraging comments online
  • creating and posting anti-bullying content (use your talents and creativity)
EDDIE CORTES

EDDIE CORTES

SCHOOL SPEAKER

ABOUT

Students need a guide to share a clear set of values, principles, and social skills that can help them thrive online. Eddie’s assembly will engage, equip and empower students to be leaders in today’s digital world.

Invite Eddie to speak at your school.

TOPICS

  • Character Education
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Youth Development

AUDIENCES

  • Elementary
  • Middle School
EDDIE CORTES

EDDIE CORTES

SCHOOL SPEAKER

ABOUT

Students need a guide to share a clear set of values, principles, and social skills that can help them thrive online. Eddie’s assembly will engage, equip and empower students to be leaders in today’s digital world.

Invite Eddie to speak at your school.

TOPICS

  • Character Education
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Youth Development

AUDIENCES

  • Elementary
  • Middle School