Join In The Fight to Delete Cyberbullying!
Our project aims to educate parents and teens about the dangers of living in a connected world. Explore our site and then join us in the fight to stop online harassment.
Read the latest news on why all-school assemblies are not necessarily the best first step to creating a response to cyberbullying in high schools. These type of assemblies are still valuable but better as just one prong in a multi-pronged approach. Read more
In order to work against cyberbullying, you need to understand why students engage in online bullying. There are no easy answers and there is no single answer for every student, but there are some common traits among cyberbullies.
If you've been cyberbullied (or are a reformed bully), share your experience so that others will understand the harsh impact of cyberbullying and other victims will know that they are not alone. It's especially helpful if you can explain how you recovered from being a victim.
There are steps you can take if you are a victim of cyberbullying. Perhaps more importantly there are steps you should not take because they may cause the bullying to escalate.
Don't Believe In Cyberbullying?
You're not alone. There are many teens and adults (including lawmakers) who discount the severity and impact of cyberbullying. Cyberbulling is not the same as calling someone a name in the school yard. It is orders of magnitude easier and more vicious when the bully is protected by the anonymity of the Internet than when he or she has to face a victim in the real world. The effects on the victim are also magnified because more peers can see the bullying, and it's difficult if not impossible to erase its record.