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Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying



Presentation designed by our Youth Group to discuss the effects and issues of Cyber- Bullying

Presentation designed by our Youth Group to discuss the effects and issues of Cyber- Bullying



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    Cyber Bullying Cyber Bullying Presentation Transcript

    • Cyber Bullying
      Cyber bullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones.
      Cyber bullies could be anyone including
      Online acquaintances
      Anonymous Users
      *Usually they often know their victim*
    • How are teens
      cyber bullied?
      Some youth who cyber bully:
      • Pretend they are other people online to trick others
      • Spread lies and rumors about victims
      • Trick people into revealing personal information
      • Send or forward mean text messages
      • Post pictures of victims without their consent
      • Breaking into someone's email or instant message account to send cruel or untrue messages while posing as that person
      • Creating websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher
      • Using websites to rate peers as prettiest, ugliest, etc
    • How Victims React
      Positive Ways:
      • Blocking communication with the cyber bully
      • Deleting messages without reading them
      • Talking to a friend about the bullying
      • Reporting the problem to an Internet service provider or website moderator
      Some feel embarrassed, angry, hurt, or scared causing emotions such as:
      • Seeking revenge on the bully
      • Avoiding friends and activities
      • Cyber bullying back
      If being harassed talk to a:
      • parent
      • teacher
      • law enforcement officer
      • trusted adult
    • Effects of Cyber Bullying
      It can be far reaching. Kids can send emails making fun of someone to their entire class or school with a few clicks, or post them on a website for the whole world to see.
      it’s more extreme to its victims because of several factors:
      It occurs in the child's home. Being bullied at home can take away the place children feel most safe.
      It may seem inescapable. It may seem easy to get away from a cyber bully by just getting offline, but for some kids not going online takes away one of the major places they socialize.
      It can be harsher. Often kids say things online that they wouldn't say in person, mainly because they can't see the other person's reaction.
      It can be anonymous. Cyber bullies often hide behind screen names and email addresses that don't identify who they are. Not knowing who is responsible for bullying messages can add to a victim's insecurity.
    • Stay Cyber-Safe
      • Never post or share your personal information online (this includes your full name, address, telephone number, school name, parents’ names, credit card number, or Social Security number) or your friends’ personal information.
      • Never share your Internet passwords with anyone, except your parents.
      • Never meet anyone face-to-face whom you only know online.
      • Talk to your parents about what you do online.
    • Statistics
      • 42% of kids have been bullied while online.
      • 35% of kids have been threatened online.
      • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
      • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online
      • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online
      • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.
      • E-mail
      • Cell phones
      • Pager text messages
      • Instant messaging
      • Defamatory personal web sites
      • Defamatory online personal polling web sites
      • Chat rooms
    • Differences
      Occurs on
      school property
      Poor relationships
      with teachers
      Fear retribution
      Physical: Hitting, Punching & Shoving
      Verbal: Teasing, Name calling & Gossip
      Nonverbal: Use of gestures & Exclusion
      Occurs off
      school property
      Good relationships with teachers
      Fear loss of technology privileges
      Further under the radar than bullying
      Emotional reactions cannot be determined
    • Legal Concerns
      Making threats of violence
      Making harassing phone calls
      Harassment or stalking
      Hate or bias crimes
      Creating or sending sexually explicit images
      Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy expected
    • Preventing Cyber Bullying
      • Refuse to pass along cyber bullying messages
      • Tell friends to stop cyber bullying
      • Block communication with cyber bullies
      • Report cyber bullying to a trusted adult
      *Remember that the Internet is accessed by millions of people all over the world*
    • Additional Help….