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What's the best way to stop cyberbullying? I am currently being cyberbullied by one of my "friends" online.

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Last Updated: 10/05/2021 at 4:24am
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Top Rated Answers
April 30th, 2015 1:28pm
Block, report to an authority if it continues and remember that none of it is your fault. If it persists and no one can help you, ignore it as best you can. Bullies usually only bully to get a reaction.
February 17th, 2015 11:25am
One of the best things you can do is to report the person who is cyberbullying you - most websites have some sort of function that allows you to report someone. They'll usually ask why you're reporting this person, and if you let them know that it's because of cyberbullying, they can put measures in place to stop the bully, such as closing their account, or blocking them so that they cannot contact you. A lot of websites also allow you to block people yourself, so that would be something else to consider. There is always the option of closing your own account, but a lot of people aren't comfortable with that, so the other two options might be worth considering. And, if you can, try to ignore the bully, though I appreciate how hard it can be to do that.
April 29th, 2015 5:48am
Your best bet is to ignore them and report their posts or messages about you. You don't have to be a victim, if it gets worse tell a parent or teacher and have them inform the parent or guardian of that person.
June 23rd, 2015 5:45pm
I would start by blocking them, if they continue to do this I would report them to school officials or police, depending on how bad it is
September 28th, 2015 9:38am
You could try blocking /report the person on the social networking site which should stop them being able to talk to you
October 25th, 2015 2:56pm
Cut off all contact with this person--don't respond to them, block them, etc. I know that it is hard to not fight back and let him/her throw insults at you, but don't let your mind linger on it. Friends don't bully each other.
November 16th, 2015 6:50pm
Tell someone, Ask them to stop. If they don't just deactivate your account or block them. I used to read what my cyberbully told me, So that I could change myself and maybe she would like me. But she never did. It was at that moment I realized that I had to get out of that situation. I blocked everyone that were cyberbullying me, ate a cupcake and was finally relaxed.
March 4th, 2016 9:35pm
Block them. Don't allow hurtful comments to reach you.
April 18th, 2016 4:35am
Tell someone you trust, Mum, Dad, A friend. Someone who can help you and support you. Learn how to block people whether you are in facebook, twitter or email. Speaking to someone you not only trust but who also has a great sense of internet intelligence will make it just that bit easier to stop your harasser from hurting you or finding you in the real world. And if it gets too much, you can always unplug the computer/internet and take a break.
July 3rd, 2016 10:58am
There are many ways to combat cyberbullying; if it's on this site (God forbid), I urge you to report it immediately. If it isn't on this site, analyze any reporting options that may be available. More and more sites are taking action against cyberbullying. If they are messaging you directly, block them ASAP; don't even read their messages. They only want to make you feel bad, why would what they say be worth reading? They only want to bring you down, don't give that to them. I'm glad you realize these people aren't your friends, that's the first step to feeling better about this situation. The best of luck to you
July 11th, 2016 12:56pm
Get help. Don't try to be a hero and don't try to face this alone. You are not alone in this. Tell your family, tell your friends, your REAL friends, tell your teachers, tell people here, get support here from those who love you, reach out to strangers. KNOW you are not alone and don't listen to anything they say. Bullying is NOT ok and it is not tolerable. Seek help and don't allow yourself to tolerate it.
September 19th, 2016 3:52pm
Make the best use of the present tools to silence them. All online chat options offer a kind of mute or block button - be sure to use them! Then, consider reporting them for their abusive behavior, and move on. It will be much easier to deal with the issues once the stream of hate is blocked out.
October 11th, 2016 12:23pm
Tell someone who is older to you. Don't be scared of what might happen, go ahead and stand up for yourself
February 20th, 2017 7:17am
You can block a cyberbully. This prevent them from being able to post or comment on your page. You can also report them, which can get they kicked off of any social media they are bullying on.
July 4th, 2017 1:22am
Report to the authority. It is very difficult to stop that kind of bullying but with the help of people in authority, we can stop them.
July 11th, 2017 5:54am
Well you could delete your social media accounts, or just ignore it. You could try and tell them to stop as well. But the best thing to do is probably go report them to the police or if you are still in school , tell a principal or guidance counselor. Cyberbullying is a crime and they could get in serious trouble for it.
July 11th, 2017 3:22pm
Report, ignore, and block. Those are the best things you can do. But also tell sn a adult you can trust. Cyber bullying is very dangerous and can damage you mentally so take action if you think you are being cyberbullied.
November 20th, 2017 8:02am
There is no one best way to stop cyberbullying unfortunately. But if you are being bullied by one of your friends online, your first step is to report the online remarks if they are not in a private message as being hostile and you can private message them if it is appropriate to do so and state that you do not appreciate their comments and would like them to stop. If you are not comfortable messaging them directly then you can use the site to report them
October 5th, 2021 4:24am
Don't respond or retaliate. If you're angry or hurt, you might say things you'll regret later. People who cyberbully often want to get a reaction out of you, so don't let them know their plans have worked. Block the person who is bullying. If you get mean messages through IM or a social-networking site, take the person off your buddy or friends list. You also can delete messages from the person without reading them. Save and print out bullying messages. If the harassment continues, save the evidence. This could be important proof to show parents or teachers if the bullying doesn't stop. Talk to a friend. When someone makes you feel bad, sometimes it can help to talk the situation over with a friend. Tell a trusted adult. A trusted adult is someone you believe will listen and who has the skills, desire, and authority to help you. Telling an adult isn't tattling -- it's standing up for yourself. And, even if the bullying occurs online, your school probably has rules against it.