#PostingPositive

What if you could reverse cyberbullying?
Let’s all take action by posting positive

We can be the change we want to see with the same digital tools that are used to cyberbully.

Our first step is to start Posting Positive. Posting Positive is quite simply posting a positive comment on social media, a photo of an act of kindness, a video of someone helping. Instead of using the perceived anonymity of the digital space to complain, criticize, gossip or even make an insensitive comment, take a moment to celebrate rather than slam someone in your life.

See good. Share good. Feel good.

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of digital media to threaten, harass, slander, coerce or ostracize others. Children and adolescents fear cyberbullying because, unlike traditional bullying, they can never escape it. They don’t want to tell their parents for fear that they will have their connectivity taken away and they don’t think they can fight it for fear they will become victims. YLLUB gives youth the opportunity to do something proactive to change the culture and reverse bullying online.

Cyberbullying facts

Three components are required for both types of bullying to occur: a physically or socially powerful bully, a less powerful victim who is systematically harmed, and bystanders who do not intervene and may even encourage bullying.

Traditional bullying and cyberbullying are linked; bullies and victims in real life tend to be bullies and victims online. But online the power imbalance is less clear, so many victims become bullies also.

Girls, who
often bully psychologically
rather than physically, are as likely, or more likely than boys to be involved in cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying peaks in the tween and early teen years.

Although
not called cyberbullying,
many adults use the perceived anonymity of the online space to complain, put down or gossip about others.

Victims suffer from anger, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.

Children hear only 1% of what we say,
but 100% of what we do.

Cyberbullying will only stop when we change the culture of our schools, our communities, our workplaces and stand up for the good in each other. By taking a stand and posting positive, we can create a new digital landscape where children and adults feel safe.

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