Read and discuss Case Study 1 with your group, then answer the questions. Click here
Read and discuss Case Study 2 with your group, then answer the questions. Click here
What to do if it happens to you:
Do not to respond to rude e-mails, messages, and comments.
Save the evidence, such as e-mail and text messages, and take screenshots of comments and images. Also, take note of the date and time when the harassment occurs.
Tell your parents (or your teacher if at school) and have them contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or cell phone provider. Ask the website administrator or ISP to remove any Web page created to hurt you.
If harassment is via e-mail, social networking sites, IM, and chat rooms, “block” bullies or delete your current account and open a new one.
If harrassment is via text and phone messages, change the phone number and only share the new number with trustworthy people. Also, check out phone features that may allow the number to be blocked.
Get your school involved. Learn the school’s policy on cyberbullying and urge administrators to take a stance against all forms of bullying.
Make a report to www.cybertipline.com, and if you feel something illegal has occurred, inform law enforcement.