How to Respond to Cyberbullying

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.”

  1. Thou shalt honor thy profile and keep it clean.
  2. Thou shalt not post private or personal information.
  3. Thou shalt not post hurtful comments or images.
  4. Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor’s online identity.
  5. Thou shalt speak up for thy neighbor when he or she is cyberbullied.
  6. Thou shalt unfriend or block cyberbullies when they refuse to stop.
  7. Thou shalt have important conversations in person, not on the web.
  8. Thou shalt remember that web posts are forever.
  9. Thou shalt print off hurtful posts and report them to a school counselor.
  10. Thou shalt report cyberbullying to a trusted adult when it is serious, sexual, & when in doubt.