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Problem

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying or harassment, typically by teens, particularly on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook.

  • 34%

    of cyberbullying victims are willing to admit it to their parents.

  • 21%

    of victims of bullying are hight school girls with a different skin color.

  • 42%

    of LGBT youth have experienced cyberbullying.

  • 66%

    of female victims have feelings of powerlessness because of cyberbullying.

  • (Source: https://techjury.net)

Feelings associated with victims:

  • Anger
  • Isolation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Physical Illness
  • Humiliation
  • Suicide

Cyberbullying is not only an issue in the United States, about 12% of girls aged 15 report having been syberbullied, compared to 8% for boys.

Girls report being targeted through digital media more often tham boys in all OECD countries except Denmark, Israel and Spain.

(source: www.oecd.org)

Advice:

  • Limit what you share online
  • Keep the evidence
  • Talk to Someone
  • Be Respectful to Others

Action:

Call 1-800-VICTIMS (842-8467)
Stay Cyber Safe by using apps like BullyBeeGone

BullyBeeGone is a mobile application created from the collaboration of DoSomething Strategic and Ocean Ring Technologies for both iOS and Android devices. This application allows users to filter messages that contain over 400 previously identified words and phrases used in cyberbullying. Allowing for muting of tweets on Twitter and automatically silencing messages of selected users.