What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying: Feeling safe and hiding behind a screen. It is when you intentionally harm a person's mental health online, using a technological device to damage the mental health of another person/ being harmful to others or themselves.
The story I want to share
In my story, I was the:
It happened on...
Here's what happened
One of my friends had just finished battling cancer and his hair was all gone. He thought it wasn't going to be bad because he didn't get made fun of at school but he started getting messages online from someone making fun of him. It got to a point when the person started making threats to him that's when his parents got involed and it turned out to be his best-friend.
3 things I want you to know
Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
Stay away from places where bullying happens.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
What can you do?
Talk to a parent, teacher, or another adult you trust. Adults need to know when bad things happen so they can help.
Jerry the Giraffe
Respect and listening.
What is said in the room stays in the room.
Share what you are comfortable with.
What I want adults to know
@parents, #Cyberbullying can happen anytime. It can be very public. Start talking about cyberbullying, learn about online activities, encourage empathy, be a role model on and offline.
@teachers, #Discuss bullying, teach co-operation, develope a plan, take immediate action, confront in private, involve parents.
This project is supported by a grant from CIRA’s Community Investment Program. CIRA’s Community Investment Program gives back by supporting initiatives and programs that help build a better online Canada.
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