Don’t wait too long to ask for help. You might be tempted to let the bullying run its course instead of bringing attention to the problem, but if you do that the bully will get the message that there’s no penalty for putting someone else in danger. Don’t assume the problem will go away on its own; speak up immediately to put a stop to it.
- If you’re a child or teenager, ask an adult for help. Your parents, teachers, principal and school counselor are all in a position to put a stop to the situation before it goes any further.
- If you’re a parent, take the situation seriously and address it immediately. Cyber bullying has often had tragic consequences.