What is “Cyberbullying”?“Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place usingelectronic technology. “
StatisticsThe Harford County Examiner reported similarly concerning cyber bullying statistics:• Around half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying• Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim• Fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to lawenforcement• 1 in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or damagingpictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cellphone cameras• About 1 in 5 teens have posted or sent sexually suggestive or nudepictures of themselves to others
Causes• revenge of other peers• for entertainment purposes• to boost their ego• to get a laugh from their peers• help bolster or remind people of theirown social standing
Effects•Undermining your confidence, self-esteem and sense ofsecurity•Affecting your performance and attendance at school•Causing stress and affecting your health•Affecting your professional reputation and career•Fueling prejudice in areas such as race, religion andsexuality•Leading to suicidal thoughts
Who is affected?• Ages 15-17• Females are about twice as likely asmales to be victims and perpetrators ofcyber bullying.• Males are more likely to be threatenedby cyber bullies than females• Affects all races
Technology’s Role• Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it themost common medium for cyber bullying• Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week• Cyberbullying messages and images can be postedanonymously and distributed quickly to a very wideaudience.• Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, andpictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted orsent.
How you can help!• Don’t engage in or support mean material,gossip, or rumors posted online, or talk aboutit• Support the victim being targeted online byposting positive messages!• Print the evidence to share with an authority
Remember!• we are not invisible online, andanything we post can be traced back tous. Monitor your online reputation
YOU have the power• If cyberbullying becomes severe and involvesthreats of violence, you should contact thepolice immediately. Some states havecomputer harassment laws to prosecuteoffenders.
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation toHelp Protect Students fromCyberbullying• Requires Schools to Act When Cyberbullying Occurs• Ensures Proper Protocols Are in Place to Deal withCyberbullying• Sets Training Requirements For School Employees to HelpIdentify and Prevent Cyberbullying
Have you ever been a victim of cyberbullying?• A.)YES• B.) NOSource:http://samuelflinn.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/cyber-bullying-poster.jpg
ResourcesAnti Bullying Campaigns and Programs:• The Great American NO BULL Challenge• Internet Safety 101• Olweus Bullying Prevention Program• Stomp Out Bullying• Delete Digital Drama• Cyberbully411• STOP Cyberbullying
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