Cyberbullying: - It involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. (wikipedia)
When it comes to cyber bullying, kids and young teens do it because are often motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.(teen health)
FORMS OF BULLYING: -Sending mean messages or threats to a person's email account or cell phone. -Spreading rumors online or through texts. -Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages. (teen health)
Honestly? Grow up.
It is something that affects us and the people around us and have become a very dominant way of bullying in America.
-It is hurtful, emotionally abusive and hard to overcome.
-It is something that needs to be talked about. (teen health)
Kids sometimes do it for entertainment or because they are bored and don’t have anything else better to do. (wikipedia)
. -Some kids think they are doing good because they are standing up for others that are getting picked on. POPULAR KIDS- Do it to boost their ego. NERDY KIDS- Do it to get revenge on the person who cyber bullied them. MEAN GIRLS- do it to help bolster or remind people of their own social standing .
This is what could happen…..
When a 13-year old girl from Missouri named Megan Meier committed suicide in her bedroom inside her parent’s home. An investigation found that Megan’s death was likely caused due to stress over being the target of a cruel cyber bullying incident . (wikipedia)
You wouldn’t want this to be someone you knew. (wikipedia)
There have also been 4 cases of the teen boys who were homosexuals, who were taunted and harassed based off of their sexual preference. All 4 of them committed suicide because of it. Tyler Clementi , a freshman in college. He commited suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge because his room mate was taping him hooking up with a guy. (guardian)
-Unlike the typical large scary bully, a cyber bully could be anyone. - Cyber bullies are very determined people. - They strike at their victims through many resources. Such as texting, email or a social networking sit. (teen health)
-Cyber bullies are just as aggressive and mean as a “typical bully.” The difference is, their method of hurting someone is through mental abuse not physical. - They crave attention and usually attack people through social net working sites because they enjoy an audience. (teen health)
- Boys are more likely to use their cell phones for their cyber bullying. Like taking pictures. -Girls use computers and spread gossip through their preferred technology. (teen health)
Have you ever received a naked picture? Out of 50 students.
Out of the 50 teens that I gave the survey to, over half of them said that they have received a naked picture from someone. Research shows that many kids in middle school have not seen a naked picture. Only 7 percent of them have. (isafe)
ABOUT 1 IN 5 TEENS HAVE POSTED OR SENT SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE OR NUDE PICTURES OF THEMSELVES TO OTHERS . (NCPC)
1 in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras . (ncpc)
Have you ever deliberately tried to hurt someone’s feelings?
53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once. (isafe)
Survey Results: Have you been a victim of cyber bullying?
-When talking to people about bullying in general, 11 out of the 15 people that I talked to said that cyber bullying is more common in their opinion then regular bullying .
Do you think there is a cyber bullying problem in our school? *Out of 50 students.
In all of America, forty-three percent of teens have been victims of cyber bullying in the last year.(ncpc)
Do you know anyone who has pondered suicide?
What is up with the survey results?!
THESE RESULTS ARE REAL!
- Cyber bullying is a reality, obviously.
-Not contributing to this problem is something we should all do.
- Help people who are bullied and stay away from this issue.
- All of the questions had at least 15 “TRUE ANSWERS” for each.
Only 11 percent of teens talked to parents about incidents.(ncpc) 58% of kids have not told an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. (isafe)
58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once . (isafe)
Cyber bullying affects one mentally and physically.
It can cause suicide to one who is bullied.
Being kind to someone can cause a life to be saved.
Depression, pondering suicide and self esteem issues are all factors in getting bullied.
Bethany had become a victim of cyber bullying.
She was drunk at a party and someone sent nude pictures of her around.
Her reputation and self esteem were shattered.
She became depressed, like most victims.
42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once. (isafe)
Get help. -Find a friend who understands what your going through. -Talk to an adult or teacher. -Don’t let the bullying get any worse then it already is.
How could we let it get this bad?
Over 25 percent of teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. (ncpc)
35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.(isafe)
T h e f a c t s :
Over 70 percent of teens said that being able to block cyber bullies was the most effective method of prevention. (ncpc)
35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once. (isafe)
When comparing my research to middle school cyber bullying to the survey, it shows that cyber bullying occurs everywhere in the world. Research shows that the affects of being cyber bullying in high school, leaves one more likely to commit suicide than any other age. Cyber bullying = wrong.
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