If You Have A Cyberbully
What To Do
Here is a list of helpful tips on dealing with cyberbullies. The number one thing you should do if you suspect that you have a cyberbully is to tell an adult that you trust right away like your parents or a teacher.
- Don't respond to emails or messages that are mean to you or your friends.
- Don't open emails or messages from someone you know is a bully.
- Save or print all messages from the bully.
- Show the messages to an adult you trust-like a parent or a teacher-and ask for help. If the first adult you tell doesn't help you, keep telling until someone does.
- Call the police if they continue to harass you.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need someone to talk to.
- For non-emergency calls, call the city police at 705-949-6300 or check the School Directory for your school officer's contact numbers.
- You can visit our Contact Us page to send an email straight to an officer here at the station. Please be aware that the information that you provide may lead to charges or an arrest.
- If you wish to stay anonymous and not provide your name please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 705-942-7867.
- For an immediate emergency call 911.
You can also contact the Telephone Crisis Services at 705-759-3398 or 1-800-721-0077. They offer emergency contact for depression and suicide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the local Sault Area hospitals. Do not hesitate to contact them if you are depressed and/or having thoughts of suicide. There is help. Please call.
- Never give anyone your password, even your best friend. But you can tell your Mom or Dad!
- Don't share secrets, photos, or anything online that might be embarrassing if someone found out (like your entire school!).
- Set up email and instant messenger accounts with your parents. Make sure not to put your name, age, address, or phone number in your profile.
- Don't send messages when you're angry. Wait until you cool off so you don't say something you'll regret.
- Be a good cyber friend-don't send emails or instant messages written by a friend to anyone else.
- Be as nice online as you are offline.