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 Classmates Friends Online acquaintances Anonymous Users Note: *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
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.
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.
Differences BULLYING DIRECT Occurs on school property Poor relationships with teachers Fear retribution Physical: Hitting, Punching & Shoving Verbal: Teasing, Name calling & Gossip Nonverbal: Use of gestures & Exclusion CYBER BULLYING ANONYMOUS 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