That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.
First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.
Do not respond to the cyberbully except to calmly tell them to stop.
If there are ways you can determine who exactly is making the comments, also document that.
Second, contact the service or content provider through which the bullying is occurring.
If you are ever afraid for your safety, you need to contact law enforcement to investigate.
To be sure, some web site administrators are better and quicker at this than others.
Also, please be careful not to retaliate – or do anything that might be perceived by an outsider to have contributed to the problem.
For example, if you are being cyberbullied on Facebook, contact them.
If you are receiving hurtful or threatening cell phone messages, contact your cell phone company to obtain assistance.
We get a lot of emails, phone calls, and comments on this blog from adults who are being bullied though technology. We know that cyberbullying negatively affects adults too.
They stress to us that cyberbullying is not just an adolescent problem. It’s just that we spend the majority of our efforts studying how this problem impacts school-aged youth due to their tenuous developmental stage.