Preventing Cyberbullying


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Preventing Cyberbullying

  1. 1. CYBERBULLYING Celeste Cox
  2. 2. BULLYING VS. CYBERBULLYING • BULLYING • Face-to-face • Victims are able to find a place to get away. • Not as many people can see who is being bullied. • The bully will be able to get caught much faster. • They can see the reactions of both the bully and the victim. • CYBERBULLYING • 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 posted online. • Most people can’t find who the bully is • Hard to see the reactions of the bully and victim. • No limits; they just go as far as they want. • Its more likely that the victim will now become the bully.
  3. 3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS • 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?
  4. 4. STATISTICS •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 suicide.
  5. 5. 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 others. • 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. HOW ARE TEACHERS AND PARENTS HELPING PREVENT THIS? • TEACHERS • 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. • PARENTS • Make a list of safe websites they can get on. • Make sure you know what sites or online activities they are involved with. • Check up with their teachers to make sure they aren’t acting differently. • Make sure they know if anything bad happens, they can come talk to you.
  8. 8. WORKS CITED 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 December, 2013.