Cyberbullying Defense: Tips for kids, teens, and young adults
For those who are being cyberbullied, or have reason to be concerned that it might happen, there are several strategies that can help.
First, make sure that nothing is shared online that can be used against you later. That includes secrets conveyed via email or instant messaging, photos, or videos, even if they seem harmless.
If you're being cyberbullied, talk with someone you trust. Reach out to a friend, family member or adult to help you deal with problems. Keep evidence of the cyberbullying with dates, times and descriptions, including printouts or screen shots.
Drop the mouse and back away from the computer if you're attacked. Don't respond, and don't pass on attacks aimed at others.
Finally, block the person who is cyberbullying you. This means blocking on everything, including your phone and social website accounts.