There are many forms, including harassment, impersonation, outing, cyberstalking, and denigration, but all exist – at least in part – in the digital world.
Cyberbullying can often feel even more overwhelming than traditional bullying, because access to a target is 24/7.
If you think you’re being targeted online, or know of a friend who may be involved, take a look at the following steps to help you stay safe online. And most importantly, THINK before you post.
FOUR STEPS TO STOP CYBERBULLYING
STOP: Don’t try to reason with or talk to someone who is cyberbullying you.
BLOCK: Use the block sender technology to prevent the person from contacting you again.
TALK: Tell a trusted adult, inform your school, use a help line and/or report it to police.
SAVE: Save any instant messages or emails you receive from the person bullying you, or capture any comments or images that have been posted online.