Cyber Bullying

What is Cyber Bullying?

The intentional harassment through the Internet via e-mail, social networking sites, instant messaging or cell phones. Examples of Cyber Bullying include:

  • Hacking or stealing a password to a personal online account with the intent of posting or sending compromising information, pictures or videos.
  • Rumors spread through: social networking sites, e-mail or text messaging.
  • The doctoring of photographs to make the subject appear to be in a humiliating or uncomfortable situation.
  • The sending or posting of messages with the intent of engaging a subject’s negative emotions.

What is Distinctive About Cyber Bullying?

  • Content posted online has a larger potential audience. Information can be spread quickly with little effort.
  • Cyber bullying is not confined to time or location. The taunts, threats, insults and rumors follow an individual home and is accessible all the time.
  • The duration of torment is lengthened. Messages or photos posted online have the potential to remain online permanently and forever.

Protecting Your Personal Information

It is important to never share information such as: home addresses, phone numbers, private thoughts and feelings and pictures online. This information could be used by cyber bullies to: alter photos, taunt victims about their personal feelings or share private e-mails with others.

  • Limit the personal information you post on social networking sites.
  • Ensure the privacy settings on a particular site are strong.
  • Be leery of strangers or unrecognized names trying to contact or befriend you online.

Protecting Yourself from Cyber bullying

  • Be sure to change passwords often to ensure the safety of profiles and e-mail addresses.I
  • f harassed by phone, change your phone number or have the numbers of the harassers blocked from calling your phone.
  • Save and file all harassing e-mails, chats, messages, posts and tweets as evidence for a report.
  • Do not stay silent, tell a trusted adult about instances of Cyber bullying.

 

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Resources:

Cibola County Law Enforcement:
Cibola County Sheriff Office(505) 876-2040
Acoma Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6601
Grants Police Department(505) 287-5144
Laguna Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6685
Milan Police Department(505) 287-4491
Pine Hill – Ramah Navajo Police Department(505) 775-3226
New Mexico State Police(505) 287-4377

 

Sandoval County Law Enforcement: 
Sandoval County Sheriff Office(505) 867-7526
Bernalillo Police Department(505) 867-2304
Cochiti Pueblo Police Department(505) 465-3136
Corrales Police Department(505) 898-7585
Cuba Police Department(505) 289-9157
Jemez Pueblo Police Department(575) 834-0468
Jemez Springs Police Department(575) 829-3345
Kewa Pueblo - B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Rio Rancho Police Department(505) 891-5900
Sandia Pueblo Police Department(505) 890-1428
San Felipe Pueblo – B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department(505) 891-7226
San Ysidro Police Department(575) 834-7581
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256

 

Valencia County Law Enforcement: 
Valencia County Sheriff Department(505) 865-9603
Belen Police Department(505) 864-6288
Bosque Farms Police Department(505) 869-2358
Isleta Pueblo Police Department(505) 869-6511
Los Lunas Police Department(505) 865-9130
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256

 

New Mexico State Law Enforcement: 
New Mexico State Police(505) 827-9300