Cyberbullying - What Can You Do?

Content From: HIV.govPublished: November 27, 20181 min read


A bar chart showing a % of teens who say they have experienced various kinds of bullying online or on their cell phone.

Last month was National Bullying Prevention Month. For those of us who focus on social media and digital communication, addressing bullying is a high priority.

According to a recent Pew Internet surveyExit Disclaimer, 59% percent of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online. With the majority of teens reporting some form of online cyberbullying, it's always a good time to refresh our online best practices and recognize that we all play a part in creating safe online environments, especially for LGBTQ+ teens and those who are living with HIV.

Helpful Resources from

For more information on what you can do to address bullying, visit these resources:

  1. Bullying Prevention Training Module [PDF, 4.3MB] - a research-based resource that can help you lead bullying prevention efforts in your local community.
  2. Community Action Toolkit [PDF, 3.4MB]– A resource for creating a community event using the research, ideas, and bullying prevention and response strategies.
  3. Take Action Today [PDF, 2.6MB]A blog series featuring stories of real people, including school administrators, health and safety professionals, law enforcement officers, and faith leaders, who are working hard to prevent bullying in their schools and their communities.