CYBERBULLYING Involves the use of information and technology such as E-mail Instant messaging , the publishing of defamatory personal web sites , and online personal polling web sites that are used to support conscious, willful , deliberate, repeated , and hostile behavior by one or more people with the intent to harm others.
According to one victim, the difference between being bullied at school and on the Internet is that you cannot get away from cyberbullying as easily. cyberbullying follows you, even after you get home from school.
“ Keisha’s Crime” and “Angela’s Experience” Look at “Mingle Vocabulary” handout “ Test Your NetSmartz” Worksheet
Rules/Tips for Internet Safety
Do not respond to rude and harassing E-mails, messages, and
Keep a record in case you need proof.
Call law enforcement and inform your Internet Service Provider
Use the “block” or “ban” feature in instant messaging.
If you have found that a cyberbully has set up a web site that
Is defaming or mocking you, tell your parents, contact your ISP,
And if necessary, also inform law enforcement to try to get that
Web site removed.
Teen’s IM Privileges Taken Away A Boston-area teenager has been charged with Using instant messaging (IM) to harass six girls And their families. “Under the terms of a pretrial Probation agreement signed,by the teen and others Involved in the case, the teen risks criminal pros- Ecution if he engages in unsupervised use of IM And other computing applications. There will Also be civil proceedings against the accused.
Read the sentence fragments taken from Amy’s own words. Without being specific, tell Amy’s story. Watch” Amy’s Choice”
Answer the following questions on the back of the worksheet:
At what point do you think Amy realized she was in danger?
When should Amy have told her parents or a trusted adult
what was going on?
What were the consequences of Amy’s choice?
If you have a friend who’s thinking about meeting in person with
anyone he or she first “met” online, what advice would you give
him or her?
Watch Tracking Theresa Do Internet Safety Action Plan