Facts about CYBER BULLYING?

  • Cyberbullies use electronics, such as cell phones and computers.
  • The ability to be anonymous might increase the likelihood that youths will engage in the behavior.
  • A cyberbully does not necessarily see the reaction of the victim, making it easier to engage in mean behaviors.
  • 30% of middle school students say they have been bullied or are being bullied.

2 Types of Bullies

Popular kids or teens may bully because:

  • They see it as a way to stay popular.
  • Hurting others makes them feel powerful.

Kids or teens who are less socially successful may bully because:

  • It helps them cope with their own low self-esteem.
  • They think it will help them fit in with their peers.
  • They have trouble empathizing with those they hurt.

The 3 Rolls of Cyber Bullying

  • THE BULLY
  • THE BYSTANDER
  • THE UPSTANDER