~Chloe DeVincent, Period 1, Mrs. Benson
What Is It?
Cyber Bullying is a form of bullying that happens mostly on the internet or through cell phones. It's a very serious thing, and should not be taken lightly.
Bully: The bully can be sent to jail if the victim were to commit suicide. A person can even be locked up if they send a threatening message on Facebook!
Victim: The victim can become depressed, anxious, and even be afraid to go to school. The victim sometimes can even have suicidal thoughts or actions, but taking your life is never the answer.
What do you do if you are a victim?
Don't let it get to you. If someone sends you a hurtful message or makes a mean post about you on Facebook, tell an adult. Take a screenshot and save it, just in case it needs to be evidence. Just remember: Don't end your life because of it. Things will get better eventually.
What can a witness do?
If you see cyber bullying happening on a social website, such as Facebook or Twitter, you need to tell an adult. You can be a witness for the victim
- Over 25% of adolescents and teens have been repeatedly bullied through their cell phones or computers.
- More than half of cyber bullying victims do not tell their parents.
- Boys are more likely to be threatened by a cyber bully than girls.
- 80% of teens own a cell phone, making it an easy path for cyber bullying.