If you’re experiencing cyberbullying, speak about it with a trusted adult — parent, other relative, teacher, coach, activity leader, guidance counselor, or member of the clergy.
If someone has threatened to hurt you physically, speak with an adult immediately.
Steps to handle cyberbullying:
- Speak with a trusted adult.
- Do not respond or retaliate.
- If you received private messages, emails, or text messages, consult with your parent or legal guardian about sending the account responsible a message to “Stop.”
- Do not forward or share posts or messages.
- Save the evidence — screenshots, images, posts, texts, emails, or private messages.
- Block the accounts engaging in cyberbullying.
- Report abusive content to the website or app.
You also can reach out to the following resources:
Stomp Out Bullying HelpChat Line
stopbullying.gov Get Help Now
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online)
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