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That means if someone keeps making you feel scared on purpose, what they’re doing could be illegal.

Cyberbullying is not against the law, but harassment or threatening behaviour is.

Examples of cyber-bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants.

The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help. It’s always good to involve a parent but – if you can’t – a school counselor usually knows how to help. If you’re really nervous about saying something, see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously at school. If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. It’s time to let bullies know their behavior is unacceptable – cruel abuse of fellow human beings.

Sending a nasty message or text can be done quickly and it means the person doing the bullying can’t see how much it hurts the other person.

They might feel more distant from what they're doing.