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What is cyberbullying?
Definition : The use of online platforms to intentionally harm the mental health of a person or group of people.
The story I want to share
In my story, I was the:
It happened at...
Here's what happened
MY ACTIONS: I chose to friend someone who was dealing with cyberbullying and help her since all of her friends were also verbally harassing her. Little did I know, I would be the next target.

BULLY'S ACTIONS: The bully hated the fact that her actions didn't result in a more negative outcome. She picked on me by creating rumours about me online and posting hate messages all over my Facebook wall.
3 things I want you to know
1. Know that it's not your fault!
2. Don't respond or retaliate.
3. Reach out for help.
What can you do?
Peer Actions: I wanted my peers and friends to provide positive comments and support / a shoulder when I needed it.
Resources: After-school activities that emphasizes cybersafety.
Community: I would've liked it if my community intercepted and stopped the bully as well as having a discussion as to why it was inappropriate.
Safe Spaces
Jerry the Giraffe
I VALUE: RESPECT, as it is a combination of appreciation, admiration and recognition .
I VALUE: OPEN MINDED-NESS, it is a persons willingness to be flexible and adaptive to new experiences and ideas
I VALUE: SELF-CARE, the ability to take care of your mental health and well being
What I want adults to know
@parents, Don't blame your children if they are cyberbullied. Emphasize that you won't take away their computer privileges : This is the MAIN reason kids don't tell parents when they're cyberbullied.
@teachers, Let children know that you care and will not allow anyone to be mistreated. Take immediate action and deal directly with the bully.
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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