This is A CyberBully Free Zone

Cyberbullying is one or a group of kids or teens using electronic means via computers and mobile phones (emails, Web sites, chat rooms, instant messaging and texting) to torment, threaten, harass, humiliate, embarrass or target another kid or teen. We created Avatars who will share some of our stories. 

Instant Messaging & Texting Harassment: What is it? & What Should You do?

 

Kids gang up on their victim in text wars or text attacks. They send hundreds or thousands of text-messages to the victim's cell phone or other mobile device, resulting in a large cell phone bill and angry parents. A kid may create a screen name that is very similar to another kid's name but add or remove an extra vowel. Then they use the screen name to say disparaging things to other users while posing as the other person.

 

Be sure to copy all of these texts and the number they are coming from. Then block them! If the texts were threatening in any way, tell your parents so they can report it to your phone provider and if necessary to law enforcement.

Using Websites to Bully Others: What does it look like? & What Should I do?

 

By using web sites to post other kids photos, videos and their personal information (such as phone numbers, address, etc.) to humiliate them, the kid who is the target could be in great danger.

  • Sending Pictures through E-mail and Cell Phones

  • Sending other kids pictures with rumors to everyone in your cell phone and email address book is cruel and harmful.

 

Find out who the web host is for the Web site and contact them. Have your parents contact the Web host and if they don't take the site down, have your parents contact the Internet Crimes Department of your local law enforcement agency.

Impersonating the CyberBully Victim: How does it happen? & What Can I do?

 

Posing as the targeted victim, Cyberbullies may post erotic or suggestive messages in a hate group's chatroom posing as the victim -- inviting an attack against them.

They give the name, address and phone number of the victim to make the hate group's job easier. They might even send a message to someone posing as the victim, saying hateful or threatening things while masquerading as the victim. And they often alter a message actually from the victim, making it seem that they have said something horrible.

Have your parents contact the Internet Crimes Department of your local law enforcement agency. 

Being Cruel while playing Interactive Games: What does it Look like?

 

When playing interactive games, you’re able to chat and talk live on the Internet phone with anyone you find yourself matched with in a game online. This is not an area where anyone should be verbally abusing anyone, using threats or lewd language. It’s also not appropriate to lock others out of games, pass false rumors about them or hacking into their accounts.

Even if you don’t like someone, or you think they’re different, there is still NEVER any reason to bully another person online or in any other way.

The best choices you can make are to:

  • Just don’t be friends with that person

  • Treat everyone you know with kindness and compassion

ClickSource for Content: StompOutBullying.org

 

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