For many of us growing up, bullying was confined to the playground. With the emergence of social media, bullies have 24/7 access to their victims. What’s worse, cruel posts or false information stays on the internet forever. Hiding behind anonymous names, bullies feel more emboldened. Whether cyberbullying among teens and children or cyber harassment among adults, online harassment can negatively affect victims emotionally and physically.
Cyberbullying victims skew towards girls ages 12-18 years. The majority of cyber harassment victims are women ages 18-29 years. LGBTQ students and non-whites experience more bullying and harassment than other groups.
The infographic below shares best practices for online safety, common signs of bullying and harassment, and actions for responding to and reporting bullies or harassers. Protect yourself and your loved ones and learn more below.
Protecting Against Cyberbullying and Cyber Harassment:
What You Need to Know in One Infographic
Infographic by Digital Guardian