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  • Resources-Cyberbullying and Prevention

    Resources-Cyberbullying and Prevention

    True or False

    True or False: Any information you put online or on your phone can be easily shared, copied, and pasted in other places.

    True. You are creating a “digital footprint” and what goes online stays online. Any information that you share online—photos, videos, emails, text messages and more—can be easily shared, copied and pasted in other places.

    True or False: Many social media sites offer some sort of system to report bullying content.

    True. Many social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram have systems to report bullying content. You can report any content that violates Facebook‘s Community Standards or Instagram’s Community Guidelines. Remember to give a clear description of where the content is. You may also want to take screenshots of any offending posts, photos, or conversations with the person who is bullying you. Facebook also offers the social reporting tool, which allows individuals to communicate directly with a person about the content they have posted that you don’t like.

    True or False: If you are being bullied online, you should immediately delete all of the bullying messages and posts.

    False. It’s tempting to delete messages and other bullying content sent to you, especially if you are trying to ignore the bullying. This however can become problematic if you need to provide proof of the cyberbullying to school officials or law enforcement officials later on.