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 Get Help Now 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

For the deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

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