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Delete Cyberbullying

This video features animated blocks to inform and instruct teenagers about cyberbullying and actions to take if you are bullied.

In a world where you are always connected

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You can LIKE, REGRAM, SNAP, TWEET, and SHARE

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Instantly message anyone

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And livestream your friends

All this is great

But it may lead to

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  • Hahaha

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Cyberbullying

  • Noun

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Sending threatening messages

Aggressively trolling others

Impersonating people online

Online harassment and stalking

Writing offensive posts

Sharing private or intimate pics and videos without consent

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In 2014, 1 in 5 youth ages 15-20 reported being cyberbullied in the last 5 years.

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For the victim, cyberbullying can lead to:

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Depression

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Social Anxiety

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Loneliness, and embarrassment

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Stressed-related health problems like headaches and stomach aches

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Low self esteem

Skipping school

Low grades

Aggressive behaviours

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Contemplating, attempting, or committing suicide

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Children who bully are 37% more likely than those who do not bully to commit criminal offences as adults.

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Cyberbullying can have legal consequences

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Spreading rumors about someone

Defamatory Libel

Creating a fake profile to ruin one's reputation

Identity Theft/ Fraud

Threatening to share someone's personal information to others if they don't do what you want them to do

Uttering Threats and Extortion

Constantly sending mean or threatening messages that make someone fear for their safety

Criminal Harassment

Sharing intimate pics and videos of minors (under the age of 18)

Child pornography

If you have experienced cyberbullying,

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You can

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Leave the conversation

Unfollow or block the user

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Protect your privacy and adjust your profile settings

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Take a screenshot

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  • Hey nerd
  • U gon get it

And report the content to the website or app admin

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Talk to someone: a parent, friend, police officer or trusted adult

If it is life-threatening, contact your local police agency

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Recognize it. Report it. Delete it from your school and community.

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For more information, please visit: RCMP Centre for Youth Crime Prevention

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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View a high resolution version of the video on the RCMP YouTube channel.