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Strategies for Preventing and Intervening in Cyberbullying

©2014, Zachary R. Myers & Dr. Susan M. Swearer

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Director, Dr. Susan Swearer

Definition of Cyberbullying:

  • Cyberbullying is “an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against victims who cannot easily defend ” Smith and Slonje (2010)

 Possible Methods for Cyberbullying:

  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter,, )
  • Mobile Applications (i.e., “Apps”, Snapchat, Instagram, )
  • Text & Picture Messaging
  • Email
  • Chat Rooms
  • Instant Messaging
  • Online Gaming

Strategies for Youth (From

  • Protect your password
  • Keep pictures and videos “PG”
  • Don’t open messages from someone you don’t know
  • Log out of accounts when you’re done
  • Setup privacy controls—don’t let everyone have access to your accounts
  • NEVER retaliate
  • If repeated, tell them to stop
  • Block people who are being mean from contacting you
  • Never pass on cyberbullying messages or posts
  • Save the evidence and take screen shots to share with adults and law enforcement
  • THINK before you press send

Strategies for Parents (From Kowalski, Limber, & Agatston, 2012, Cyberbullying: Bullying in the digital age):

  • Know what your children are doing online (e.g., social media, apps)
  • Learn about these sites: How safe are they?
  • Monitor what your children are saying and use instances of negative online behavior as teachable moments
  • Address any incidents of cyberbullying perpetration or victimization
  • Have open lines of communication with your children so they feel comfortable sharing what’s going on in their online world
  • Encourage youth to protect their passwords and never share with friends
  • Save evidence of any incident

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