Here is a collection of stories from people who have been through cyberbullying.
We hope that these will help you see that there are other people going through similar problems. Always remember that you are never alone. When you’re ready, tell someone about what’s worrying you, but in the meantime, give these stories a read and see if they make you see things a little differently.
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She began to receive threatening email messages from a mysterious cyber bully. The threatening messages continued to arrive and ranged from merely rude to downright terrifying. When the messages escalated into extreme threats such as, “I’m going to rape you,” Justine’s parents decided to take the issue to the police. The police were quickly able to trace the messages back to Justine’s classmate who also happened to be her best friend at the time. The courts required the cyber bully to attend counselling sessions and to write Justine a formal letter of apology. Although Justine’s family felt that this punishment was too lenient, they were glad that their actions resulted in a positive outcome.
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I thought I’d have to move schools. But everything got better in the end.
“Last year a really embarrassing photo was taken of me. I didn’t even know that it had been taken until it had gone around the whole school – everyone had seen it, and people who I though were my friends had commented some really awful things. Loads of people were laughing and making jokes about me. It was so horrible and I hated going in to school – I thought I’d have to move schools before things got better. But after I’d spoken to my teachers at school, they managed to sort everything out. The bullying died down and most people have forgotten about it now. Things are much better, and I have a new group of friends now”