Here is another great post from our guest blogger Krystian
Tips to Stop Cyberbullying
Be Kind online as well as offline. treat people how you like to be treated. put your self in other people’s shoes and stop cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is hurtful and can kill people. report cyberbullies to their internet service provider or to their e-mail provider ect. take 5 and do something you like to do for 5 mintues, stop, block, and tell. Google yourself conduct frequent searches for your own personal information online and set alerts… to spot cyberbullying early. cyberbullying can include death threats or racist comments or anything that is meant for you to be upset over. Rest in peace everyone who died from cyberbullying. you are not alone.cyberbullying victims are more likely to have low self esteem and consider suicide. Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. Bullying leaves scars that lasts a lifetime.
What Counts as Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Online threats, rude texts, and mean tweets, posts, or messages all count. So does posting personal information or videos designed to hurt or embarrass someone else.
Cyberbullying also includes photos, messages, or pages that don’t get taken down, even after the person has been asked to do so. In other words, it’s anything that gets posted online and is deliberately intended to hurt.
In some situations, cyberbullying is considered harassment. Intimidation or mean comments that focus on things like a person’s gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, or physical differences fall into this category. Whether it’s done in person or online, this type of meanness counts as discrimination and is against the law That means law enforcement could get involved, and bullies may face serious penalties.Online bullying and harassment can be easier to commit than other acts of bullying because the bully doesn’t have to confront his or her target in person. Walking away or taking a break when you’re faced with online bullying gives you some space so you won’t be tempted to fire back a response or engage with the bully or bullies. Responding when we’re upset can make things worse. (Standing up to a bully can be effective sometimes, but it’s more likely to provoke the person and escalate the situation.) Taking a break gives the power back to you! wake up people. cyberbullying is not a joke. take it seriously.
Cyberbullying has become a growing epidemic in today’s society. Too many kids have taken their own lives as a result of bullying by others. the time has come to wake up and take action against this deadly phenomenon. one time on a message board I got a death threat from someone who I didn’t know it said I want to hit you with a baseball bat Krystian. if you know who is cyber bullying you online call the police 911. I spread awareness about ability online. cyberbullying is minor to minor when adults do it to adults its called cyberstalking or cyber harassment. ability online is even for young adults/alumni. there are different sections for people with disabilities or illness.
Laws: Some forms of cyberbullying can be considered criminal acts. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, it is a crime to communicate repeatedly with someone if your communication causes him or her to fear for his or her own safety or the safety of others. It’s also a crime to publish ‘defamatory libel’: writing something that is designed to insult a person or injure his or her reputation.
For more great info there is a website called stopcyberbullying.org