What is cyberbullying?• use phones or Internet to.... create or send mean messages or images• messages = harassing or humiliating• messages = nasty comments or lies• embarrassing photos, videos, polls
Examples• Smelly Kelly• Threatening Text Messages: – “I will kill you” – “come near me and I will make you sorry”• Sexting• Your photo on a dog’s body “Wally”
--53% of 18-23yr olds have sent hurtful messages--only 10% tell anyone that they are a victim ofcyberbullying-- a crime in several states---most victims know the person bothering them (exfriend,
“ENEMY Book” vs. Facebook• Not Face to Face• Feel you wont get caught• Don’t see reactions – crying, upset• Don’t feel responsible for postings, spreading gossip, starting rumors, or flaming at others• Serious trouble for forwarding photos or mean messages
• Written Document Concerns:• Record of it – – Fired – Lose Right to use School / College Internet – Head Master / Boss / Mr. Daley / Parents – Can be brought to court
What should you do if you are cyberbullied?• Delete the message?• Retaliate / Fight Back?• Forward the message to Friends?• Seek help from parents / staff / adults?
Golden Rule: If you can’t say anything
Questions:• How do you catch someone who is cyberbullying you?• What if you are the cyberbully, can they catch you?• Who do you contact if you are being cyberbullied?• What do you do if you receive a bad picture?• How can you block someone who you don’t want texting you?• What does going virtual mean?