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WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING?
Cyberbullying is the use of
digital-communication tools (such as
the internet and cell phones) to make
another person feel angry, sad or
scared, usually over and over again.

Examples of cyberbullying include sending
mean texts or instant messages, posting
embarrassing photos or video on
social media and spreading mean rumors
(whether true or not) online.

5 WAYS TO
DEAL WITH
CYBERBULLIES

1) Don't respond or retaliate. Ignore them!
2) Tell an adult or trusted friend.
3) Delete and/or block the bully.
4) Save any evidence! Make screen snapshots and
print out evidence.
5) If it happens while at school, alert a teacher,
counselor or principal of the problem.

PRACTICE
ACTICE THESE SAFE
ONLINE BEHAVIOR TIPS

Information for this page is reprinted with permission of
Common Sense Media. For more guidance on how to deal
with cyberbullies, go to www.commonsensemedia.org/
cyberbullying.

1) Respect others. Be courteous. If you
disagree with someone, be polite.
2) Keep private things private. Don't
share personal information, including
passwords, your home address,
inappropriate images or gossip.
3) Don't lie, steal or cheat. Don't try to
deceive other people. Although it's
easy to copy others' work, download
things without permission, or use
game cheat codes, don't do it. It's
wrong.
4) Follow your family's rules. If your
parent tells you to avoid certain
websites or to stop texting after a
certain time, obey their rules. The
more responsible you are, the more
privileges you'll get in the future.

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Buddy Bear found a photo he likes in this issue - but he likes to see things big - so
he zoomed in on his favorite part. Your mission? Mail Buddy Bear a note telling him
what page you found the photo on, what the image is and your age. If you're correct,
your name goes into a drawing to win a Buddy Bear drawstring backpack. We'll
choose five winners each month. Send your answer to: Buddy Bear's "Find The
Photo" * P.O. Box 1645 * Jefferson City, MO 65102. Congratulations to last month's
winners: Brielle Walker, Mason McGaughy, Cecelia Machaffie, Bruce Lane and Kian
Esquivel. The image was at the bottom of page 8 - it was the image of metal pipe.
The photo can be viewed in our January digital edition at www.ruralmissouri.coop.
This month's entries must be received by February 8. Sorry adults - this contest is
for kids 13 and under.


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