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Facebook is a worldwide social networking phenomenon that has profound potential for both good and bad. Unfortunately, many users suffer from public bullying and harassment. As this abuse of Facebook continues, we see a growing need for reform and support. Here at wallwatch.sosclassroom you can find ways to cope with and manage your experience with cyber bullying. Help us, help you. "Like" the Facebook page, find us on Twitter, and send us URLs of resources; be a part of the movement aimed at making Facebook a safe place for all of us. If you see someone who needs help, just post @Wall Watch on their wall to send them a link to the resource page. For more details, see our about page.

Resources

This video explains one way to use @ Wall Watch on Facebook to help friends in need of support!

Trevor Project

If you are an LGBT youth and you are experiencing a crisis, you are not alone. The Trevor Project can help you.

This organization focuses primarily on suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth by providing helplines if you want someone to talk to, creating an online community to share stories and ask for advice, and advocating for the LGBTQ community in public policy.

Scroll the left and right arrows for much more love! This playlist and others can also be found on our YouTube page!

CyberMentors

If you’re being bullied and you’re feeling antsy about telling an adult and would prefer to talk to someone your age first, UK charity CyberMentors is a website where young people who feel bullied can talk to someone online who is of the same age and has been trained as a volunteer to help with bullying issues. Setting up an account allows you to enter a chatroom and share your issues privately with peers, with professional counselors on hand for serious matters. If you’re lucky, you might get to have a celebrity as your CyberMentor!

Video about cyber bullying

Here is a video that talks a lot about cyber bullying on gay people.

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/

This a a really good websites which have a lot of information about cyberbullying. It explains what is cyberbullying, how it works, why do kids cyberbully each other, and how to prevent cyberbullying.

http://www.cyberbullying.us/shareyourstory.php

This websites provide up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbulling among adolescents. Drs. Hinduja and Patchin constructs researches about cyberbullying, and they would post the summaries of their researches on this websites. Also, this website provides information of events and presentations about cyberbulling in the community. People who are interested in those events can sign up on this sites. Most importantly, the readers can share their experiences of cyberbullying on this sites.

It Gets Better

The It Gets Better project was started after a string of suicides by gay teenagers and young adults whom were bullied because of their sexuality. Using YouTube, people ranging from celebrities to government officials as well as members of the public posted clips of their stories and how they overcame the bullying and teasing and discrimination.

As Dan Savage says:

“Why are we waiting for permission to talk to these kids? We have the ability to talk directly to them right now. We don’t have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets better. We can reach these kids.”

Step 1: Locate Privacy Setting ToolBar
Click “Account” and scroll down to “Privacy Settings”

Step 2: Identify which Privacy Settings Best Suits You -
“Everyone,” “Friends,” “Friends of Friends,” or “Recommended”

Step 3: The Power to Customize – click “Customize Settings”
Control Who Sees What

Step 4: Applying Different Security Settings to the Different Modules of FB
Each Application Can Be Customized, Allow Some to View Parts of Your Profile & Block Those Bullies

Step 5: See How Your FB Looks to Others
Not Happy With the Changes? Go Back and Edit Them

Congratulations, You’re Done!

Utilize these Facebook Privacy Settings for a fun and safe social networking experience.

http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=1

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a good resource for those whom have spotted potential warning signs in those whom they know. It provides suicide statistics, details the programs that are currently taking place to prevent suicide, and also provides information on how to spot suicidal tendencies in someone and what steps to take to prevent them from taking their life.

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