BULLYING VS. CYBERBULLYING
• Victims are able to find a place to get
• Not as many people can see who is
• The bully will be able to get caught
• They can see the reactions of both the
bully and the victim.
• Happens 24/7
• They can’t get away from the bullying.
• It’s shared by anyone who bothers to
look at the words and photos being
• Most people can’t find who the bully is
• Hard to see the reactions of the bully
• No limits; they just go as far as they
• Its more likely that the victim will now
become the bully.
• Why is cyberbullying becoming the new way to hurt others?
• How are teachers and parents handling it today?
• What are the affects of cyberbullying to not only the ones bullying, but to the
victims as well?
•Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most
popular form of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying.
•About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying,
and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly.
•Mean, hurtful comments and spreading rumors are the most common type
of cyber bullying.
•Girls are at least as likely as boys to be cyber bullies or their victims
•Cyber bullying affects all races.
•Cyber bullying victims are more likely to have low self esteem and to consider
WHY IS CYBERBULLYING IN THE NEW?
• It makes it easier for kids to bully.
• Text messages, photos taken with cell phone, Facebook, email and YouTube are
ways the kids can bully each other. This is made it easier for them to get access to
• They don’t have to be in the same room as the one they’re bullying; which makes it
easier to say more harsh words.
EFFECTS OF CYBERBULLYING
• Increased feelings of sadness and loneliness.
• Changes in sleep and eating patterns.
• Loss of interest in activities.
• Have increased thoughts about suicide.
• Be unwilling to attend school.
• Receive poor grades.
• Have lower self-esteem.
• Use alcohol and drugs.
HOW ARE TEACHERS AND PARENTS HELPING PREVENT THIS?
• Talk about bullying and it’s effects with
the whole school community.
• Make sure all educators know about the
rules and how to take a stand if they
know someone is being cyberbullied.
• Promote positive use of all technology.
• Make sure the students know that they
have somewhere safe they can run to as
well as talk.
• Make a list of safe websites they can
• Make sure you know what sites or
online activities they are involved
• Check up with their teachers to
make sure they aren’t acting
• Make sure they know if anything bad
happens, they can come talk to you.
Cyberbullying Research Center, "Summary of our cyberbullying research from
2004-2010" Cited December, 2013.
Rosalind Wisemen. “Cyberbullying” Cited December, 2013.
End of Bullying. “Cyberbullying Effects” Cited December, 2013.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. “Prevent Cyberbulling” Cited