Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying incidents have recently spread and news of some children being bullied online via either:

Social Media Applications or Video Games

Looking at the content that exists to raise awareness of the threat of cyber-bullying, we find that a large percentage of it talks about cyber-bullying, but without offering prevention solutions or for treating those who have occurred cyber-bullying, and the lack of content directed to children to educate and sensitize them to methods of cyber-bullying.

Hence the idea of ​​this campaign came to define cyber bullying, ways to prevent it and ways to treat those who fell into it, and provide messages addressed to children and adolescents, and other messages addressed to parents to clarify how to deal with their children if they fall victim to cyber-bullying or prevent it before it occurs.

Cyber-bullying Definition:

Deliberately harming others in a recurring and aggressive way by using the Internet (e-mail, e-games, text messages, and social media such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter ... etc.).

Forms and methods of cyber bullying:

1. Hate letters reaching the child.

2. Rumors and lies released from the bully.

3. Use the person's photos / clips without his permission and publish them without his knowledge.

4. Mocking and broadcasting painful / racist messages in more than one place through comments, for example, on social media or private messages, among others.

5. Supporting these comments is also a form of bullying (support is by re-posting those comments / photos / clips / retweeting / posting clips to your friends), or following the bullies and admiring their actions (ex: liking their videos on YouTube / positive comments for their actions) which makes them keep making those clips and publish those publications.

6. Threat of posting private photos / clips / conversations.

7. Extortion, which means the threat to spread something private / destroy the lives of others in the event that the threatened person fails to respond to some requests.

8. Impersonation on social media.

9. Harassment - sending harmful or unwanted pictures and messages that hurt the feelings of the recipient.

10. Approval of negative comments or false posts.

Signs of cyber-bullying:

How do I know that my child is subjected to cyber-bullying?

1. The desire to stop using the computer or mobile phone.

2. Feeling anxious or anxious when receiving an instant message, text message or email.

3. The child hides the screen or device when others are close, and avoids discussing what they are doing on their device.

4. The child suddenly deletes social media accounts.

5. Back at the academic level.

6. The child avoids social situations, withdrawing from family or friends gatherings.

7. Signs of depression.

8. Changes in mood, behavior, lack of sleep, or lack of appetite.

Causes of cyber bullying:

1. Jealousy from the other party.

2. The bully’s attempt to get out of his frustration.

3. The bully may be a victim of bullying by another person.

4. The bully feels the desire to control the other side.

5. The bully attempted to cover his weakness.

Prevention of cyber-bullying

So as not to be subjected to cyber-bullying

1. Do not share your personal information and details of your life and family with others.

2. Do security aspects like (protecting the secret numbers of accounts and devices).

3. Create new relationships with good individuals.

4. Do not do anything wrong once.

5. Do not put online what you do not want to publish.

6. Do not open suspicious websites and messages whose purpose is to hack devices and accounts.

7. Sign out of your accounts when you use devices other than your device.

8. Do not share your confidential information with anyone (username and passwords).

9. Label your device's camera in anticipation of breakthroughs.

10. Block anyone who tries to lure you and threaten you, your response and your response to it will give him an opportunity to bully him.

11. Contact your parents and older siblings permanently, and if you are exposed to anything harmful on the Internet, inform them immediately

How shall parents protect their children from cyber-bullying?

1. Watch if signs of bullying appear on your child.

2. Teach your children to protect their passwords and account details online.

3. Teach your kids the concept of cyber-bullying and how to deal with it.

4. Decide which applications are appropriate for your child's use and are not appropriate.

5. Set rules about how much time a child can spend on the Internet or on their devices.

6. Monitor your kids' social media sites, apps, and browsing history if you have concerns about your child's cyber bullying.

7. Stay up to date on the latest applications used by children and teenagers.

8. Know your child's username and password for e-mail and social media.

9. Tell your child to ignore bullying messages, and build their self-confidence.

10. Tell them to come back to you or any other adult if they are bullied.

What to do if your child is a bully?

1. Talk to your child firmly about his behavior and explain his negative impact on others.

2. Tell your child the etiquette of using social media.

3. Talk to school teachers and mentors.

4. Consult a psychological counselor to find out the psychological state of the child.

5. Increase your son's self-confidence through his activities, programs and skills.


A. Parents

1. Make sure your child is safe.

2. Talk to your child and listen to him.

3. Evidence gathering (take screen or save photos proving bullying on your child).

4. Contact the application or program administration and report the bully.

5. Report the case to the competent authorities (all of us are safe, and the ones close)

6. If necessary, take your child to a psychologist to find out his psychological condition.

B. Adults

1. Listen to the child and try to find out the problem.

2. Inform the child's guardian; take care to understand them, and not negatively affecting the child.

3. Guide the child to the correct behavior of withholding a bully while taking evidence to present it to the competent authorities.

4. Reinforce the child's self-confidence and show him not to be affected by what the bully says.

C. Children and teenagers:

1. Do not immediately respond to your bullying, and do not respond to those who threaten or blackmail you.

2. Don not endorse it or express admiration for it.

3. Block the bully and prevent him from accessing your private pages (delete it from friends list and close conversation).

4. Report it when managing the site, game, or others to stop its account so that it does not exercise bullying on others.

5. Maintain evidence of bullying by taking a picture of the screen and reporting it in the correct ways such as we are all safe

6. Change the privacy settings in your account (do not reveal your address or phone on the Internet, change your nickname, create a new account if you fear that your bully will be impersonated)

D. Secondly for you:

1. Talk to an adult (your parents or older siblings), and don't keep this in your mind.

2. If you know the bully, ask a senior to contact him to stop the bully.

3. Try not to be ashamed of yourself, whatever the bully or the bully said.

4. Be brave and don't be shy to seek help from others if you need to.

5. Do not let negative comments and bullies affect your private and personal lives. Everything will go away. Just focus on making yourself a better person.

6. Focus on correcting the error if you make a mistake, and do not isolate yourself.

7. Know the official authorities that help you stop bullying.