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Don’t respond or retaliate.

A reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you. Don’t fight fire with fire to help avoid a whole cycle of aggression.

Ask for help.

Being bullied can really get to you and affect other parts of your life. Talk to a friend, relative or trusted adult such as a teacher. They can help you process exactly what’s going on and maybe even why. It’s always good to involve a parent and a school counsellor usually knows how to help. Sometimes both are needed. If you’re really nervous about saying something see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously at school.

Save the evidence.

The one good thing about cyber bullying is that the messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help. You need to do save every single message incase things escalate.

Block the bully.

If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments then simply use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”

Be civil.

This is very difficult to do we understand because the level of resentment you feel towards the bully will be strong. But don’t ever sink to their level and always treat people the way you want to be treated.

Don’t become a bully.

How would you feel if this was happening to you or someone you loved? Just take a few moments to sit quietly and think you could be destroying a life, they could attempt suicide because of you or worse still their suicide attempt could be fatal. Think about it and STOP!

Don’t be a bystander.

If you know of someone who is being a bully then report it. Don’t just turn a blind eye. You can report it anonymously if you are in fear of reprisal.
 

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"If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments then simply use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”"

 
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