Listen Up: Cyberbullying - What It Looks Like And What To Do If It Happens To You

About one-third of online teens have been cyberbullied and girls are more likely to be targeted. What cyber-bullying looks like:

** Sending or posting hostile messages intended to upset others.
** Recording someone being harassed or bullied in a way that usually involves physical abuse, then posting the video online for public viewing.
** Stealing someone’s password and/or hijacking their online accounts to send or post incriminating or humiliating pictures, videos, or information.
** Changing digital images so that the main subject is placed in a compromising or embarrassing situation.
** Sending messages that involve threats to a person’s physical safety.
** Spreading gossip through e-mail, text messaging, or social networking sites.

What to do if cyberbullying happens to you or someone you know:

1. Notify an adult right away.
2. Do not to respond to rude e-mails, messages, and comments.
3. “Block” bullies.

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