Quick Tips For Avoiding Online Bullies

Quick Tips for Avoiding Online Bullies

Online bullying is a serious problem that people of all ages face – not just teens. Now that we are spending so much more time on the internet, online bullying has become more prevalent than ever.

We see online bullying in the form of hurtful messages or threats, spreading misinformation, sharing private photos and conversations without permission, and impersonating another individual to manipulate someone (also known as ‘catfishing’).

No matter who you are, you can benefit from knowing how to avoid online bullies. These tips will help make your online experience one that is peaceful and safe

  1. Do not give your password out to anyone. Not even your best friend.
  2. Disable comments and direct messages.
  3. Make sure your personal information is hidden from the general public.
  4. Make your online profiles visible to only people that you approve.
  5. Do not interact with people that you don’t know.
  6. Do not publicly share facts about your personal life.
  7. Do not send messages or photos that could harm your reputation or be used against you.
  8. Manually log out of your accounts after using a shared or public computer.
  9. Be kind to others and stand up to bullying if you see it happening on someone else’s account.
  10. Report users who are being bullies and block them.

About The Writer Of This Page:

Jane Leonhardt is a full-time freelance writer living in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Albany in 2019 with a B.A. in Journalism. She can be contacted at janeleonhardt1@gmail.com.