Report Cyberbullying
Report Them

Clarence, NY

#1 May 5, 2011
Bullying has always been with us. Cyberbullying---using technology to harass or humiliate another person---has made bullying easier. Unlike playground bullies, cyberbullies do not necessarily have physical contact with their victims. Cyberbullying is a serious and growing problem, however. Because cyberbullies are a relatively new development, some authority figures (such as school principals, workplace human resources executives and even some law enforcement officers) may not realize the danger. When you report a cyberbully, you take control of the situation and raise awareness about this issue. You may also help others who are being harassed by the same cyberbully.

Instructions

First Steps to Control the Situation
1 Don't respond directly to the cyberbully. Bullies thrive on reactions of fear, anger, sadness or confusion. Do not reply to harassing emails, voice mails, text messages, instant messages or blog posts. Do not post comments related to upsetting photographs.
2 Preserve and gather your evidence. Print out hard copies of emails, blog posts, instant messages and online images. Save copies of voice mails. Note dates and times of transmission. As much as you might want to wipe your hard drive clean, archive electronic copies of the harassing messages instead.
3 Determine the scope of the problem. Notice whether the cyberbully is using only one form of technology or multiple forms of attack. Try to determine whether the attacks are a one-on-one problem or whether they involve multiple cyberbullies or victims. If your child is the victim, gently ask questions to determine whether he has told you everything about the harassment.

Report the Bullying
1 Keep your information specific and detailed. Research your options. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, "Law enforcement agencies have different policies, but your local police department or FBI branch are good starting points" for reporting cyberbullying. Some areas have anti-bullying laws on the books. If you believe the cyberbullying is school related, find out whether your school subscribes to SchoolTipline or another system that allows anonymous reports of cyberbullying.
2 Present your evidence to officials. Be as specific as possible about the cyberbullying and the victim's reaction to it. Some victims experience only embarrassment, while others experience fear, depression, anger and worry about physical safety. People who are cyberbullied may lose sleep, become ill, withdraw from social activities or miss days of school or work.
3 Tell officials the outcome you want. You may believe the cyberbully deserves a reprimand, the loss of online privileges, expulsion from school or arrest. The reporting authorities you consult should explain to you why that outcome will or will not happen.
4 If officials downplay or ignore the cyberbullying, calmly explain that you will consult a different authority. If a principal or school superintendent fails to act, a local police department may be able to offer help.
Report Them

Clarence, NY

#2 May 5, 2011
I've seen too many instances on this site alone that warrant charges to be brought against a few select people. If you are one of the victims of these horrible people, follow these steps and report them immediately. They will then get what's coming to them.
Therapist

Dunkirk, NY

#4 May 5, 2011
The definition of Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, usually including false beliefs about what is taking place or who one is (delusions) and seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations).
Gowanda Resident

Gowanda, NY

#5 May 5, 2011
I am so glad that you posted this, Report Them.

I feel horrible about the names being bantered and slandered in here.

The reality of it all is that when people try to find their biological family it isn't like in the movies or on TV. In most cases it never goes well. Then when a third party is thrown into the mix it can make things worse.

To air all of this on some website is unforgivable. The adults can deal with it but children can't. You know they are hearing all of this via phone calls their adults are on. Via school kids telling them what is going on because they hear the adults talking about it. I can only imagine the embarrassment the children are having to endure.

I will state right now that for the sake of the children, if I see anymore bashing between these adults I will take it to TOPIX officials myself. Don't even test me because I do as I say I will.
Concerned Friend

Venus, PA

#6 May 5, 2011
It makes me so upset to see my friends who have been nothing but good to me and my family belittled and called names! Not to mention someone is using one of their names to post lyes on here! My Friend doesn't even have a computer! Please leave them alone they don't deserve this!!
Gowanda Resident

Gowanda, NY

#7 May 6, 2011
The reason most kids do stupid things like getting pregnant or STDs in their teens, smoking, drinking, drugs and all the rest is from poor parents who have no clue how to raise kids. Their own behavior is watched closely by their children. Children mimic their parents.

The people that come in here ranting and raging are going to have troubled children if they don't already. Those are the parents that will say "We don't know what happened to Little Johnny." If they can't treat adults in a mature way how can they teach their children to do so. If adults bully adults then you know they bully their children.
Resident

Gowanda, NY

#9 Jun 12, 2011
imho they should give up on Topix and shut it down if they aren't going to monitor it properly.

Look how long the Jamestown St crap has gone on. For 2 years or so? That should never have been allowed on any site least of all Topix.

Perhaps they need to have no one post unless they are registered and their ip number is logged and posted. That way everyone will know who the other is. It can be reported in a better functional way.
Grow UP

Gowanda, NY

#10 Jun 13, 2011
Resident wrote:
imho they should give up on Topix and shut it down if they aren't going to monitor it properly.
Look how long the Jamestown St crap has gone on. For 2 years or so? That should never have been allowed on any site least of all Topix.
Perhaps they need to have no one post unless they are registered and their ip number is logged and posted. That way everyone will know who the other is. It can be reported in a better functional way.
It just isn't Topix,you must be one of the Jamestown trouble maker's! It's all over the internet! Example- Just read the comments on any New's story on the inernet,GROW UP!
Resident

Gowanda, NY

#11 Jun 13, 2011
Grow UP wrote:
<quoted text>It just isn't Topix,you must be one of the Jamestown trouble maker's! It's all over the internet! Example- Just read the comments on any New's story on the inernet,GROW UP!
I am fully aware it's going on all over the internet.

It's apparent I am not from Jamestown St. I know how to spell and put together a sentence in its proper form.

Don't tell people to grow up when they are merely making a statement.
Scott

Gowanda, NY

#12 Jun 13, 2011
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
I am fully aware it's going on all over the internet.
It's apparent I am not from Jamestown St. I know how to spell and put together a sentence in its proper form.
Don't tell people to grow up when they are merely making a statement.
Why don't you use your "real" name, only hide like they do then?
Selling Out Too Soon

Tempe, AZ

#14 Jun 25, 2011
Resident wrote:
imho they should give up on Topix and shut it down if they aren't going to monitor it properly.
Look how long the Jamestown St crap has gone on. For 2 years or so? That should never have been allowed on any site least of all Topix.
Perhaps they need to have no one post unless they are registered and their ip number is logged and posted. That way everyone will know who the other is. It can be reported in a better functional way.
Many would agree with you, though Topix will not divulge an IP address without a court order, an unlikely circumstance for a bullied teenager. Topix has been featured on several news magazines and remains an issue on the agenda of several state attorneys general. A full website of information, including helpful tips and surveys can be found here:

tinyurl.com/38b8aju
Oh Yea

Gowanda, NY

#15 Jun 25, 2011
Selling Out Too Soon wrote:
<quoted text>
Many would agree with you, though Topix will not divulge an IP address without a court order, an unlikely circumstance for a bullied teenager. Topix has been featured on several news magazines and remains an issue on the agenda of several state attorneys general. A full website of information, including helpful tips and surveys can be found here:
tinyurl.com/38b8aju
You must belong to or believe in a Commy Gov. Too! Big brother's "Watching you!
Someone

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Oct 18, 2011
I just got cyber bullyed today
http://www.google.com/url...
Someone

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Oct 21, 2011
I wasnt kidding

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