Stop Bullying...Take A Stand!
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Interview with Erika Harold, Miss America 2003
How Sherwood High School Got Started | What To Do If You're Being Bullied
What Bystanders Can Do | CyberBullying
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The age of the Internet has created a whole new type of bullying -- one that's easier to do and often harder to stop. Here's what can help:

  • Never respond to an e-mail or IM from a cyberbully. It's always better to just walk away.

  • Save the IMs or e-mails, then print and show them to an adult you trust, like a parent or school counselor.

  • Don't be afraid to talk to someone about this. The sooner you tell a parent or counselor, the sooner you can get back to using your computer without feeling afraid or uncomfortable.

  • If it continues or if any physical threats are made, report it to your ISP. They can cancel the cyberbully's account and even alert the police.

  • Make a "whitelist," which is a list of your real friends' screennames and e-mail addresses. Anyone who isn't on this list won't get through unless you give permission.

  • Never share your password or any other secure information.

  • Think carefully about what you say online. Make sure it's not going to hurt or scare someone.