Actually no... My best friend is getting all of these messages from people from school telling her to hurt herself and other really mean and bad things.
I'm so sorry you and your best friend are dealing with this right now, actually 37% of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online, 30% have had it happen more than once
Wow... I never knew that cyberbullying was such a huge issue, is there any groups it effects most or more?
Yes, It's definitely a much bigger issue than what people act like. And to answer your question, yes, about half of all lgbtqia+ students experience some sort of cyberbullying. Girls are also more likely to be cyberbullyied and start cyberbullying.
That's really interesting, I never knew that. Well what can I do to help?
That is a really god question, you can do lots of things to get the word around. You could post on social media about the topic, you could brng up the issue in conversations with frineds and even look online to try to see if your city has a cyberbullying awareness page.
Thank you for all the helpful information about cyberbullying, do you think you could help me report it now?
Yes!, of course!, im so happy that you feel comfortable asking for help reporting it, most of the time people are to scared to report it, but yes, lets help your friend now.
A couple weeks later...
The Anti-Bullying advocate was able to help the girl whos friend was getting bullied report it and saved her friend. The girl and her best friend teamed up with the Anti-Bullying advocate to work together and start a page for their city that easy for people to anonymously report any type of bullying situation and have helped many people. Remember that sometimes you have to be the advocate for someone else.