Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dianne Garrett Reports. Cyberbullying Is Not Funny!

This is Cyberbullying Awareness Month. Four years ago I was the victim of a cyber bully. Hundreds of teens and adults are victims each year, but we don't have to become the prey.
If you are an adult or a teen, and are having problems with a cyber bully, don't stay quiet about it.

Tell parents, teachers, neighbors, co-workers and the authorities before it gets out of control. You don't have to take it. The following is a break down of just what it is, and how you can react to it. I have also included some informative web sites with helpful information.

And remember, their actions are usually because they don't have a happy life themselves, or have jealousy issues with you personally. Hold your head up high, and know that you are not the one who is in the wrong.

What Is Cyberbullying?

Pretend they are other people online to trick others.
Spread lies and rumors about their victims.
Send or forward mean text or email messages.
Post pictures of victims without consent.

How To React:

Report the problem to your Internet service provider and local law enforcement.
Delete messages without reading them.
Block communication.
Alert friends, family and co-workers.
Hire an attorney.

Web Resources:

Don't allow others to ruin your peaceful existence in this world!

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