Cyberbullying happens on web sites, in chat rooms, in blogs, through e-mail, on voicemail, and through text messages.
The definition of cyberbullying is: The use of different forms of technology to hurt, embarass, or ridicule a person.
A cyberbully can be a schoolmate, former friend, or complete stranger. Here are some steps you can take to prevent cyberbullying:
- Ignore the bully. You do not have to respond to a bully’s text or e-mail.
- Block messages. Block e-mail addresses, screen names, or phone numbers.
- Save threatening e-mails or texts to help identify the bully.
- If threats are made, ask an adult to call the police.