Cyberbullying refers to cruel or bullying messages sent to you online. These might be from people you know. They can also be sent anonymously and include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites.
If you get these bullying messages online, it’s often better to ignore them rather than answer them and block the person who is cyberbullying.Cyberbullies, just like other bullies, might be looking for attention or a reaction.
Like all forms of bullying, cyberbullying causes psychological, emotional and physical stress
Fortunately, most people never experience cyberbullying. But if you’re getting cyberbullied and ignoring it doesn’t make it stop, this behavior needs to be reported to a parent, school counselor, or another trusted adult.
Media attention on bullying and cyberbullying is increasing rapidly. The more informed and better educated we are, the more effective we can be in impacting the problem
Remember that any pictures or text messages that you send could become “leaked,” or public, as soon as you hit send. Think about whether the words you’ve written or the pictures you’re about to share are ones that you would want other people reading or seeing. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. A good rule is that if you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see it or read it, you probably shouldn’t send it or post it.