We all know that the internet emboldens students to be mean online. So how do you respond to cyberbullying without stooping to their level? In this video blog post, I describe the top ten ways to end cyberbullying.
This post corresponds with my book, Victimproof, which includes the following “Ten Commandments of Cyberbullying.”
- Thou shalt honor thy profile and keep it clean.
- Thou shalt not post private or personal information.
- Thou shalt not post hurtful comments or images.
- Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor’s online identity.
- Thou shalt speak up for thy neighbor when he or she is cyberbullied.
- Thou shalt unfriend or block cyberbullies when they refuse to stop.
- Thou shalt have important conversations in person, not on the web.
- Thou shalt remember that web posts are forever.
- Thou shalt print off hurtful posts and report them to a school counselor.
- Thou shalt report cyberbullying to a trusted adult when it is serious, sexual, & when in doubt.