Cyberbullying Public Service Announcement: Education is the Key
Why don't you go kill yourself?!
I can't take being bullied anymore, I'm going to end this.
Knowledge of anything, including cyber-bullying, is the first step of successfully stomping it out. Educate yourself and your children about the statistics, laws, facts, dangers, and how to prevent it. If you do not know something bad exists, you can not help get rid of it. In fact, if you do not educate yourself about it, you might be contributing to it. In this public service announcement, I will tell you how to familiarize yourself about the dangers of cyber-bullying and how you can help identify it and possibly save someone's self-worth or life. We all need to contribute by spreading the word about this negativity.
Information about Cyber-bullying Cyber-bullying is the use of technology such as posts on social media, messages in a private text, or e-mails to communicate mean words or pictures that embarrass or threaten others to deliberately cause harm. The ridicule can go on for so long that it can cause depression, permanent damage to that person, or even be the reason for suicide. It's serious, and it needs to stop. Cyber-bullying not only makes the target feel bad, but also makes the sender or maker look bad.
Prevention: Before you share or respond to that post or picture, make a post or meme of your own, think first. Do not write when you are mad or sad. Do not share your passwords, private photos, or personal data. Never publicly reveal anything person someone could repeat. Go home and talk to your cat if you want to vent. Protect your child's profiles. Make sure there was not another one made without his or her permission. Block or delete the bully, and do not respond to the messages. In either case, report it to the site.