Cyberbullying hurts. Nearly one in two youth have experienced online bullying in the last four weeks. We believe it’s part of our responsibility to ensure the digital space is a safe place and we want to help put an end to cyberbullying. Here you’ll find resources to help others rise above cyberbullying.
Together, we can #RiseAbove cyberbullying.
Here are just a few inspiring success stories that show standing up to cyberbullying is possible.
"A kid at my school sent mean texts to one of my friends. It was a group message and he thought he was being funny.
I told him privately that it wasn’t cool, and he stopped doing it."
"She was quiet and didn’t want to go to school most days. I thought it would pass, but it didn’t.
I told her she could talk to me, that I wouldn’t be mad, and whatever it was we would fix it."
"Someone sent snaps that were making fun of a girl in my class.
I sent her a message letting her know I wanted to be her friend no matter what."
"Rising above cyberbullying takes a village – everyone, from the school principal, to teachers, parents and students themselves need to make a concerted effort."
"I saw photos being shared online of a girl I knew, and after a while people started bullying her at school too.
I told my teacher what was happening, and he helped before it got worse."
"An intimate photo of one of my daughter’s friends was being shared online.
We went to the RCMP and got help dealing with the situation."
Make a difference when you witness cyberbullying.
Have you seen someone being cyberbullied? Answer these questions to help you decide what to do.