Bullying, Cyber Bullying & Online Safety

Bullying, Cyber Bullying & Online Safety

To view the interview with Ryan Halligan’s parents as they share with Oprah how bullying and cyberbullying resulted in the suicide of their son, please click here.

Did you know that 1 in 5 teens is sexually solicited online with 70% females being contacted and 30% males. Click Cyberbullying and Internet Safety to hear other information presented by Sgt. Jeromy McCoy on what students and parents should be aware of.

According to Stop Bullying.Gov, if you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, the following strategies are recommended.

The problem What you can do
There has been a crime or someone is at immediate risk of harm. Call 911.
Someone is feeling hopeless, helpless, thinking of suicide. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  online or at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).The toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in our national network. These centers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Someone is acting differently than normal, such as always seeming sad or anxious, struggling to complete tasks, or not being able care for themselves. Find a local counselor or other mental health services
A child is being bullied in school. Contact the:

  1. Teacher
  2. School counselor
  3. School principal
The school is not adequately addressing harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion. Contact: