Dealing with Cyberbullying
“An intimate text is posted on Facebook for all her friends to see.”
“A picture of his tipsy girlfriend circulates on Twitter without her even knowing.”
These are real examples of cyberbullying and chances are you know someone who has been affected by it.
needhelpnow.ca is a new initiative launched by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc., an organization dedicated to the personal safety of Canadian children and youth. The site offers information and help resources for young people who have been impacted by a sexual picture, text or video being circulated among their peers via social networks.
needhelpnow.ca offers real solutions for youth dealing with cyberbullying including information on who to contact to request a picture or video to be removed, guidance on how to report an incident and useful tips on how to recognize signs of bullying and taking steps to prevent this type of harassment.
Using videos, plain language discussion and reflecting the sensitive nature of cyberbullying, needhelpnow.ca is a great go-to site for youth as well as teachers poised to start a discussion on this topic with their students.
For more information on this subject check out our Common Question – What can you do about cyberbullying? – on Clicklaw.