Be an UPstander!
Computer and Internet Safety Tips
"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is targeted, (tormented, threatened, harassed or humiliated) by another minor using internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It typically occurs repeatedly, is often motivated by anger, frustration, jealousy or ego and the methods used are only limited by the child's imagination. Cyberbullying posts can be very hurtful, rude and embarrassing and may even involve threats of physical harm or death. Recent statistics show that Cyberbullying is more prevalent than bullying. The motives and nature of cyberbullying differ from typical school bullying. It is 24/7, in some cases anonymous and highly pervasive.