You don’t have to take upsetting calls or texts:
- If the message is from someone you know, go to your Menu and find the person in your Contacts.
- Hit Block.
- If you get a hurtful text from a stranger, don’t write back. Save it.
- If you have the text message open, go to your Menu. You might find Block in your Options.
- If you don’t see Block, call your cell provider and ask how to block a sender.
- If you can’t block numbers from your phone, save unwanted callers as “Do Not Answer.”
Make it hard for bullies to find their way into your inbox:
- Click on the message in your inbox and select Spam or Junk Mail
- When the message is open, select Block Sender or Junk from the Options menu
- Go to your Options from your social networking homepage
- Look for “profile settings” or “security settings”
- Change your security settings on social networking pages (Facebook, Myspace), so that only people in your friends or contacts can send you messages. Go to your Options from your homepage to make changes to your settings.
You don’t have to take abuse online or anywhere else:
- Contact the Host Administrator. If you don’t know who the Host is (such as Blogger), check the top of the website’s homepage. Look for a link that says Contact or Contact Us.
- Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and explain what’s happening. If you’re not sure who you’re ISP is, look around your home for a phone or cable bill—you probably get Internet services from the same place
Don’t let cyberbullies bug you in chat rooms or online forums:
- Go to Report Abuse or Ignore. These tabs should appear at the top or bottom of the screen when you are in the forum or chat room.
- Try contacting the forum administrator to report abuse.