If you are a youth engaging in cyberbullying:
- Realize that you are not a bully, but you are engaging in bullying behavior. You can stop. You can change your behavior.
- Even if you use alias accounts, your electronic footprint leads to your door. It may take time, but you will get caught and face legal or other ramifications.
- If you’re having difficulties stopping, speak to someone you trust to get the help you need.
- Get a prevention app, like ReThink Words that effectively detects and stops cyberbullying and online hate before the damage is done.
- If the situation has escalated, and you are being cyberbullied in return. Stop engaging in cyberbullying. Do not retaliate any further. Continuing to retaliate doesn’t help.
- Speak to an adult — parent, relative, teacher, guidance counselor, coach, clergy, activity leader, etc.