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  • It’s when one minor harasses another minor using interactive, digital or internet technologiesIt can range from petty insults to offline contact from a hate group instigated by the cyber bullyIt may be illegal under state harassment laws, but is normally not prosecuted as suchMost cyber bullying is very different from typical school yard bullying, although it can start offline and move online or vice versaIt’s different every time, but you “know it when you see it.”

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  • 1. Osprey Agency Ramon Abreu Rachel BillyLauren Dotterer Chris KellerAngela Widener
  • 2. Stop Cyberbullying!• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmD8OKl 8vVM
  • 3. What is “cyber bullying?”• one minor harasses another minor using interactive, digital or internet technologies• petty insults to offline contact from a hate group instigated by the cyber bully• illegal under state harassment laws, but is normally not prosecuted as such• Most cyber bullying is very different from typical school yard bullying• It’s different every time, but you “know it when you see it.”
  • 4. E-mailCell phonesPager text messagesInstant messagingDefamatory personal web sitesDefamatory online personal polling web sitesChat rooms
  • 5. BULLYING CYBERBULLYING• DIRECT • ANONYMOUS• Occurs on • Occurs off school property school property• Poor relationships • Good relationships with teachers with teachers • Fear loss of technology privileges• Fear retribution Physical: Hitting, Punching & Shoving Verbal: Teasing, Name calling & Gossip • Further under the radar than bullying Nonverbal: Use of gestures & Exclusionwww.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov • Emotional reactions cannot be determined McKenna & Bargh, 2004; Ybarra & Mitchell, 2004
  • 6. “Inadvertent” “Power-Hungry” Role-play  Want reaction Responding  Controlling with fear May not realize it’s cyber bullying “Revenge of the Nerds”“Vengeful Angel” (“Subset of Power-Hungry”) Righting wrongs Protecting themselves  Often Victims of school-yard bullies“Mean Girls”  Throw ‘cyber-weight’ around Bored; Entertainment Ego based; promote own social  Not school-yard bullies like status Power-Hungry & Mean Girls Often do in a group Intimidate on and off line (Report by Parry Aftab, Esq., the founder Wiredsafety.org) Need others to bully; if isolated, stop
  • 7. • “Flaming’: Online fights using • “Impersonation”: Pretending to electronic messages with angry be someone else and sending or and vulgar language posting material online that makes that person look bad, gets• “Harassment”: Repeatedly that person in trouble or danger, sending offensive, rude, and or damages that person’s insulting messages reputation or friendships• “Cyber stalking”: Repeatedly • “Outing and Trickery”: Sharing sending messages that include someone’s secret or threats of harm or are highly embarrassing information online. intimidating. Engaging in other Tricking someone into revealing on-line activities that make a secrets or embarrassing person afraid for his or her own information which is then shared safety online• “Denigration”: ‘Dissing’ someone • “Exclusion”: Intentionally online. Sending or posting cruel excluding someone from an on- gossip or rumors about a person line group, like a ‘buddy list’ to damage his or her reputation {Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D., Director of the Center or friendships for Safe and Responsible Internet Use}
  • 8. Cyber bullying statistics• Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.• More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online.• Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.• Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.Data from i-Safe foundation
  • 9. • Influencers: – Parents - Parents need to be informed of the dangers of cyber bullying. They must be supportive of children and be a trusted place for children to go when things go wrong online and offline. – Teachers - Teachers can work with parents to stop and remedy cyber bullying situations. They can also educate the students on cyber ethics and the law. – Blogs - Blogs can inform people about the dangers of cyber bullying and how to prevent it.
  • 10. • Partners: – Non-profit organizations & Awareness Groups - many non-profit organizations and awareness groups have been established with the aim of educating and providing resources for the public. – Pure Sight - an internet filtering software package that protects against cyber bullies and online predators.
  • 11. • Victims: Elementary and middle school aged teens – The term "cyber bullying," does not include adults. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyber stalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyber stalking is NEVER called cyber bullying.
  • 12. Goal 1: Inform the Jacksonville area by streamliningresources at the local level.Objectives• Give information for free Pure Sight Bullying anti- bullying software• Make public service announcements to bring awareness to cyber-bullying.• Pitch to local radio stations at every major city to host a celebrity spokesperson that was harmed from bullying.• Give away 50,000 promotional items to bring awareness to the issue and website
  • 13. Goal 2: Educate parents, students and faculty of the newissues facing them.Objectives• Educate at least 100,000 people about the issue of cyber-bullying in 2013• Have programming in 50% of Jacksonville schools by 2013 including: workshops, support groups and parent resource material.• Host Stop, block and tell! assemblies at 200 schools.• Educate counselors at every school of the new issues facing students
  • 14. Goal 3: Inform teachers of symptoms andprovide network for helpObjectives• Reduce Cyber-bullying 20% by Nov. 14, 2013• Provide website information and direct hotlines for kids and faculty at all schools
  • 15. Host in school Stop, block and tell! Assemblies at200 middle and elementary schools• Google yourself• practice the Internet Golden Rule• keep personal information private
  • 16. Create awareness• Create a Public Service Announcement featuring former bullied celebrities• Run the PSA on local news stations and on cable channels during children’s programming
  • 17. Pure Sight• Partner with Pure Sight to set up educational booths at elementary and middle schools during parent teacher conferences and open house nights• Pure Sight software available for parents to download at home
  • 18. • Stop, Block and Tell ! Assemblies – Test the knowledge growth by surveying all students and teachers before and after the assembly• Pure sight – Track software downloads by zip code, to see the effectiveness of our booths in different Jacksonville School Districts.• Celebrity Public Service Announcement – Measure public exposure by tracking hits on Youtube and number of viewers when it airs on TV