If you or someone you know is being harassed via text messages or the Internet, there are steps that can be taken to end it. You can start by blocking all communication with the bully, deleting their messages without reading them and reporting the problem to an adult. You should also talk to your friends about what is happening and give them chances to support you.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 81% of teens surveyed said they thought most people do it because they think it’s funny. Because we can’t easily interpret the tone of a text message, what one person calls a joke can end up being dangerously hurtful.
Remember — encouraging your friends to pass along anything that could hurt someone IS Cyberbullying. Stand up to your friends and tell them to stop it. Let them know that no one deserved to be Cyberbullied!