Preventing Cyberbullying

You cannot prevent all cyberbullies from doing mean things, but there are ways to stay safe. Here are some strategies that you can do:

  • Learn about cyberbullying
  • Protect your passwords
  • Don’t post sexual pictures of yourself or other people
  • Take a minute before you post something to think about if it is ok to post
  • Log out of your online accounts when you are finished
  • Delete, block, or “unfriend” people who are mean online

There are many different ways to respond to cyberbullying in its multiple forms (i.e. phone, texting, social media, public posts, private messages, etc.). It’s important to speak up for yourself, but that doesn’t mean that you have to engage in unhealthy situations. Sometimes the best way to deal with a bully is to brush them off with a “Whatever” and remove yourself from the situation. Oftentimes, if bullies don’t get a response, they lose interest.