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Cyberbullying Cyberbullying Presentation Transcript

  • Cyberbullying A new technique of bullying
  • What is Cyberbullying?
    • It is a negative form of communication done electronically which is intended to embarrass or hurt another person.
    • It is only consider cyberbullying when a child or a teen is involved. Otherwise, it considered cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking when adults are involved.
  • Electronic forms of cyberbullying
    • Email
    • Instant message
    • Chat rooms
    • Video games
    • Internet – social network websites
    • Mobile phone – Text, photo & video messages
  • Cyberbullying examples
  • Cyberbullying examples
  • Cyberbullying involves:
    • Humiliation
    • Impersonation
    • Exclusion
    • Torment
    • Blackmail
    • Identity theft
    • Threats or intimidation
    • Harassment or "cyberstalking”
    • Unauthorized publication of private information or images
  • Megan Meier
    • Age: 13
    • Committed suicide
    • Self esteem issues
    • Myspace Account
    • Bully: Josh Evans
  • Lori Drew's outcome
  • Effects for victims
    • Loss of appetite
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Anxiety or low self-esteem
    • Seems sad, moody, or depressed
    • Unexplained bruises, scratches, and cuts
    • Sudden decrease in academic performance
    • Loss of interest in school and extracurricular activities
    • Seems afraid of going to school, riding the bus, walking to school, or taking part in organized activities with peers
  • Effects of being a bully
    • Tends to drops out of school
    • Generally does not do well in school
    • Higher risk for alcohol or substance abuse
    • Difficulty in maintaining friendships with others
    • Difficulty in maintaining long term relationships
    • Increased chance of spousal or child abuse as an adult
    • Increased percentage are convicted of a crime by age 24
  • How can kids prevent cyberbullying?
    • Tell friends to stop cyberbullying
    • Report cyberbullying to a trusted adult
    • Save or print all messages from bullies
    • Block communication with cyberbullies
    • Refuse to pass along cyberbullying messages
    • If you are threatened with harm, call the police
    • Don’t share secrets, photos, or anything online that might be embarrassing if someone found out (such as your entire school!)
  • How to prevent your child from a bully
    • Teach your child to have good manners
    • Don't encourage your child to be a bullying
    • Discipline your child when being rude to others
    • Be actively involved with your child's social activities
  • Parents encouraging their child to fight
  • Step-dad disposed evidence
    • Each state laws is different
    • Most states allow school officials to take action against cyber bullies even if the bullying did not originate or take place on school property
    • Schools have incorporated anti-bullying polices
    • If convicted of cyberbullying, you face misdemeanors
    Cyberbullying Laws