Stop and Report Cyberbullying, Harassment, and Stalking
If you are being bullied, harassed or stalked online, don’t accept it, do something about it. Follow these recommended steps for reporting electronic aggression.
Combat Electronic Aggression
Set Your Own Screen Time Limit
Place a limit on the amount of time you spend in front of a screen (computer, pad, phone, or TV) for leisure, and monitor whether you are keeping to your limit. (Experts recommend two hours or less per day.) Do physical activities or socialize in person with friends as alternatives.
Get Help for Media Overuse or Addiction
If you feel you are spending too much time online and can’t pull yourself away from it, or if you are engaging in unhealthy activities online, you must address this serious health issue. Ask the adult responsible for your health care to arrange an appointment with your healthcare provider, or set one for yourself if you are responsible for your own care. (It’s okay if for confidentiality reasons you do not want to disclose exactly why you want the appointment.) If you do not want to involve an adult, get help on your own. Find free or low-cost mental health services by ZIP Code and type of service or reach the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or online.