Social Networking and Cyberbullying


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Presentation to young people at Highland Youth Voice Conference 2009. The slideshow included discussion break outs and the video clip of Joe can be found here..we also had guests from Sardinia.

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Social Networking and Cyberbullying

  1. 1. It’s All about YOUth! Internet Safety and Responsible Use
  2. 2. November 2008 Session Outline Pic <ul><li>Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>New technology – Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Key issues for Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Open discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Safety in Highland
  4. 4. <ul><li>What do you think the benefits are? </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping in touch with friends / family old and new </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, researching and self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Vital information sometimes inaccessible in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Homework! Learning collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up with perspectives on the news, global events </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Games, hobbies, leisure and belonging </li></ul><ul><li>Quickness of communication, emails </li></ul><ul><li>SHOPPING, Music, Television (Iplayer) </li></ul>Benefits of the Internet
  5. 5. Key issues <ul><li>Privacy Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Friends or Frenemies? </li></ul><ul><li>Pharming </li></ul><ul><li>It stays online! </li></ul><ul><li>Can have future consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Spam information </li></ul><ul><li>Password Data </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital Footprints What does the internet say about you?
  7. 7. Tracking sites
  8. 8. Cyberbullying
  9. 9. Cyberbullying <ul><ul><ul><li>Is different from other forms of bullying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A much wider audience and rapid too </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invasive and 24/7 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anonymised </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be unintentional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future consequences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cyberbullying is the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) particularly mobile phones and/or the Internet to upset someone else” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Cyberbullying ‘ What the research is telling us’ <ul><li>32% of young people have experienced one of the following forms of online harassment, also called “cyberbullying” </li></ul><ul><li>15% of young people reported having private material (IM, txt, email) forwarded without permission </li></ul><ul><li>13% had received threatening messages </li></ul><ul><li>13% said someone had spread a rumour about them online </li></ul><ul><li>6% had someone post an embarrassing picture of them online without permission </li></ul>Source: Pew (US)
  11. 11. Cyberbullying Source:
  12. 12. Cyberbullying
  13. 13. Cyberbullying – Future Consequences
  14. 14. Cyberbullying – Staff too!
  15. 15. Meet Joe…..
  16. 17. Cyberbullying – Creating Safer Online Communities <ul><ul><ul><li>Whole school community issue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding and talking about it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Highland Council Guidance & Facility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making reporting easier, advertising report routes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting the positive use of technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating impact of anti-bullying strategies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Protecting Yourself! <ul><ul><ul><li>Always respect others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think before you post!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treat your password like your toothbrush </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Block the person displaying bullying behaviour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t retaliate or reply </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save the evidence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Report to someone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visit or or </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Evaluation <ul><ul><ul><li>Have you learnt something today? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will you think more about your online safety as a result of today? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Would you now know where to report something of concern? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What more can we do to educate young people in Highland and Sardinia? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any other thoughts / ideas? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Thank you, any questions? Louise Jones