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What are some tips to handle and avoid Cyber Bullying?

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Last Updated: 03/17/2020 at 9:43pm
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Top Rated Answers
May 22nd, 2015 10:44am
Stop giving them attention! The more reaction they get out of you, the more they will continue. A reaction shows them that they are successful! Don't prove them with a reaction and they wont bug you with a problem!
February 7th, 2015 4:47pm
Never just start talking to anybody. Say what you would say in real life. And speak up and out! But be honest and remember core values.
January 27th, 2015 6:31pm
If you find yourself in a cyber bullying situation, don't become involved. Remove this person from your friends list, or disable your account entirely for a short while.
April 16th, 2015 10:10pm
Dont go on the computer, you will feel alot safer with the screen closed. Cyber bullies main communicationis through the screen take away that, you take away the bully.
May 1st, 2015 6:56pm
ignore the trolls...thats pretty much it. ignore them and if they bother you then report them or call a moderator if its some kind of online chat
May 6th, 2015 4:55am
Block people. mute people, report people. check your privacy setting. unfriend people hurting you. stay off social media
June 18th, 2015 3:05am
Block users that begin to say uncomfortable or hurtful things immediately. Don't let them gang up on you. Don't directly address them either, they're not worth your time. They're like pests; you need to control them and swat them away before it becomes unbearable. If things do, talk to someone.
September 22nd, 2015 4:02am
Don't give out any information about yourself online if you wouldn't give that information in person. Block the cyber bully as soon as you realize that's what they are. If they keep coming after you, you might want to contact the authorities. And always remember to stand up for yourself!
January 18th, 2016 2:30pm
If you someone is cyberbullying you. Block them. If your friend is being cyberbullied talk to them about how it makes them feel. You never know when you might save a life.
January 20th, 2016 4:36pm
Ignore, Block, Everyone already everything except maybe take a moment to realize, its only words on a screen. While words can hurt, its ourselves who let it hurt us.
January 22nd, 2016 9:01am
1. Don't respond. 2. Be civil. 3. Proofread your messages. 4. Don't post anything very personal. 5. Mute/Report
February 29th, 2016 9:44pm
Block the user or report it to the local Law Enforcement, this will give them the chance to stop it before it gets to serious
March 28th, 2016 12:14pm
Some tips to handle and avoid cyber-bullying are: 1. ignore the bully(ers) and do not respond; 2. save/report the messages via all appropriate methods which you are comfortable with (e-mail administrators, use block/ban functions, report to local authorities); 3. tell supportive people about what has happened.
April 11th, 2016 3:34pm
The very second that you realize you are being bullied in anyway even in cyber-land, Firstly, You politely express to them that they are being hurtful, If after you tell them that, They continue to be hurtful, You can either report them on the website, Delete them, or simply just block them so that you don't have to endure their hatefulness anymore.
May 30th, 2017 6:09am
One of the things I have learnt over the years is that no matter how hard you try to avoid cyber bullying, some will always come through. Everything you put on the internet is there for the world to see. Make syre things like facebook are private, and if people start to bully you, you block them. If it's a different website without a blocking system, there is usually a moderator who you can contact or a place where you can flag a post as inapropriate. Just be aware of what you put out there for everyone to see. Once it's on the internet you can't take it back down.
April 24th, 2018 8:27pm
Act like you trust people but don't when you don't know them at all. And also there's always a block/ report button .
May 2nd, 2018 5:42am
Don't give the bullies any attention. They are looking for a reaction, and if you keep giving them that reaction, it'll only get worse. Report, mute, and block them. My friends and I have been cyber bullied/harassed ourselves, and this method really works. If they continue to make new accounts and keep repeating their behavior, delete your account altogether, and create a new one, under a different username.
March 17th, 2020 9:43pm
Besides limiting online time, building a strong social support system offline and online is very helpful. Development of skills for coping with bullying and other related issues can make a large difference in the impact that cyber bullying has on you. Surrounding your “internet self” with people who love and care about you, following those who post uplifting messages as opposed to harmful ones, limiting and refusing to be a part of online gossip, and making contributions to the greater good online have all helped me shape my internet world into one that I feel comfortable and happy in.