Some teens say and do terrible things to each other online because they don’t see the direct effects of their actions. So what should you do if you’re cyberbullied? Watch this video and follow up with this activity.
Stuff to Know
- Never respond to harassing or rude comments
- Save or print the evidence
- Talk to your parents or guardian if you are harassed and get help reporting this to your ISP, school, or local law enforcement if you feel threatened
- Respect others online
- Only share your password with your parent or guardian
- Change your passwords often
- Password protect your cell phone
- Use privacy settings to block unwanted messages
- Think before posting or sending photos – they could be used to hurt you
- Contact the site administrator if someone creates a social networking page in your name
A friendship is broken when a teen gives her best friend’s password to some other girls at school. Watch this video about what can happen when you share your password. Print out this page for discussion questions about password protection and a game called “Keep your Keys”.
You’ve all seen them…it’s the hot or not on the internet. Facebook has them, and the iphone even has an app for them. Click here to watch a video about a student that regrets participating in a site designed to rate people at his school. After watching the video, print out this discussion worksheet. It all may seem like a harmless joke until someone’s feelings get hurt…rating people online is a form of cyberbullying.
Click the picture above to print out a quiz to find out if you are a cyber bully.
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