What is cyber bullying? Is the use of the Internet and related technologies toharm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, andhostile manner.
What Causes a teen to be a bully? Fewer protective factors, such as parental supervision Drug and alcohol use Family conflict.
Relevant Statistics Over half of adolescents and teens have been bulliedonline, and about the same number have engaged incyber bullying. Over 25% of adolescents and teens have been bulliedrepeatedly through their cell phones or the internet.
Statistics Cont. Around half of teens have been the victim of cyberbullying. Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been acyber bully victim. Victims are more likely to have low self esteem and toconsider suicide.
Ryan Halligan Had a learning disability, and spent most of hissummer in 2003 online. Kids from school constantly tormented him. On his return to school the tormenting continued. Ryans sister found him dead in the bathroom onOctober 7, 2003
Tyler Clementi Dharun Ravi, Tylers roommate, recorded Tyler havinghomosexual experiences. Ravi then put the recordings on the internet for all ofhis Twitter followers to see Tyler jumped from the George Washington Bridge onSeptember 22, 2010.
Different Types of Cyber Bullying1. Harassment2. Impersonation3. Use of Photographs4. Creating Websites, Blogs, Polls and More5. Participating in "Happy-Slapping"
Effects of Cyber Bullying on Victim Be unwilling to attend school Receiving poor grades Have lower self-esteem Have more health problems Use alcohol and drugs
Waysto Prevent Cyber Bullying Educate the kids about the consequences. If someone sends a mean or threateningmessage, dont respond. Save it and show it to atrusted adult. Parents should keep home computers in a busy area ofthe house. Parents need to keep an eye on their childs onlineactivity.