WFPD Summer Safety Tip #6 – Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.

Friends use their cellphones together  What is Cyberbullying? (<– click here)

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

A mother and son look at a computer  Prevent Cyberbullying (<– click here)

Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology.

A young boy sits at a computer  Report Cyberbullying (<– click here)

When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.

For more information, visit www.stopbullying.gov

To schedule an anti-bullying presentation for your school, group, or organization, please contact the WFPD Crime Prevention office at (940)720-5019 or the WFPD DARE Unit at (940)720-5006.

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