"Cyberbullying Statistics 2022 Resource"

I wanted to send this out again after talking with my friend Susan Klein. There are many who are working to keep information available to the importance of helping children feel good and feel safe. Two Rules is so important when we see bullying on display on the world stage.

Thank you for your work Susan and sharing with Be the Solution Daily! Utilize the link Cyberbullying Statistics 2022 Resource above for additional resources.


Bullying in school is still a concern after decades of trying to address the issue. There are many programs, strategies and techniques used to help address the issue. Technology adds just another platform for bullying.

This is according to the facts located on the stop bullying website. Cyberbullying is any aggressive, threatening, or “mean” conduct directed at a specific individual via electronic communication (email, social media posts, text messages, etc.). Did you know that girls are more likely to be the victims of cyberbullying? Also, boys admit to bullying others online. I have made the statement for years, “It is very easy to type or say things to a computer screen than to a person standing in front of you.” Understanding cyberbullying is an important step to take in beginning prevention.

The importance of having conversations about using technology is critical, but the topic of bullying is also essential. If cyberbullying goes on, it can cost lives. It is a true statement, as I have lost a student to suicide based on bullying at school and cyberbullying. The old saying of sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me ……now I replace it with cause death if not addressed with safety protocols. Peyton will always be part of my heart and memories. She moved away from me, but bullying issues remained a part of her life, unfortunately. I continue to work to stop bullying with you always on my mind.

Try this activity

Materials needed:

Directions: Pass out the materials to students. Ask them to squeeze half of the toothpaste onto the paper plate. Now ask students to try to get the toothpaste back into the toothpaste tube.

The students will work to try to get the toothpaste back in, but it will not go back in. It can be messy; this is why we have paper towels and wet wipes. This is how it is with the words we speak, write, text and type. Once we say, place ink on the paper and press send, it is done—no going back. The choice has been made. There is power in our words.

Helping students understand the power of the words we use, the actions we take, and the choices we make are essential in all of our lives. Everyone should feel good, and everyone should feel safe in the world we live in. It takes each one of us to work together to support the changes we need.

Mental health and wellness is an area of focus many are uncomfortable discussing, but this is changing. More services, discussions, and support appear, but more is needed as the needs increase.

Suicide is a leading cause of death for people 10-34. From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses. An increase in stress, trauma, and continued conflicts bring continued tension to everyone. Did you know in 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes? There are people, families, and communities impacted by all of these traumatic events.

Support Line

On July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Line went live Nationwide! Now people can call or text 988 to be connected to a trained counselor who is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. Trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, offer support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

It is easier to remember 988 than a long 1-800 number. 988 Suicide website offers additional resources to offer additional support. If you also want to download some of the cards to give to others, print out the logo with the number, and add the logo to your photos to use in a newsletter as a reminder. They have additional tools to use if you are dealing with the press in reporting an incident of suicide.


There will never be a right time to talk about suicide prevention, suicide in general, or the resources. It is a challenging subject to discuss. However, the wrong time is after a suicide has happened to begin the discussions.

Suicide can happen, but we can help to prevent it! We must recognize warning signs and build relationships so others feel good and safe. Warning signs can be one of/or some, and sometimes we do not see any:

Helping others to feel validated in your school, workplace, and home is always a great place to start. Consistent conversations and listening are essential so others feel seen and heard. Not everyone wants to be in the spotlight, but they want to know there is light in the world for them. Thank you for being part of the solution daily for others; you are the light that helps them shine when they can!

"I only have 2 rules!"
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