If you've ever felt uncomfortable about something a person has said about you online, you may have experienced cyberbullying. We are here to help the NIU community understand cyberbullying and provide resources to address and prevent it.
Cyberbullying is a form of harassment that occurs in digital spaces, such as websites, email, social media platforms, texting and apps. A persistent behavior intended to cause harm, it affects everyone differently. Some examples include:
Fear of harm to yourself, your belongings or your home.
Negative effects on your physical or mental health.
Interference with your education or job.
Reduced ability to participate in or benefit from NIU services, activities or privileges.
Examples of Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying can take many forms, including:
Nonconsensual sexual content.
Bullying based on identity.
Get Help Immediately
If there has been a crime. If someone is at risk of harm. 911