PREVENTIVE MEASURES OFDone By : Chienn Ying , Avril Tan , Ray - Gen and Jun Wei
What is Cyber-bullying?✤ Cyber-bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. By deﬁnition, it occurs among young people. When an adult is involved, it may meet the deﬁnition of cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking (stalking people using websites ), a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time . Besides that,cyber- bullying is a large problem in most
Impact of cyber-bullyingCyber-bullying can happen to many different age groups.Some students are bullied constantly throughout their entireschool experience.Cyber-bullying also causes depression that could lead to suicide.
Preventative Measures of cyber-bullying Teachers have the privilege of attending classes and workshop about this serious matter “cyber-bullying”. Keeping students busy will also help prevent cyber-bullying . Creating a trusting environment will help students talk about problems that they are facing in school.To prevent cyber-bullying you must be patient. You have to ignore the bully. For example, when someone starts scolding you vulgarities. Do not try to scold the person back because when you do not reply the bully, the bully would get bored and would walk away or either stop it. To prevent cyber-bullying you must be patient. You have to ignore the bully. For example, when someone starts scolding you vulgarities. Do not try to scold the person back because when you do not reply the bully, the bully would get bored and will either walk away or stop bullying you for the day.
Ways that parents can help stop cyber-bullying.✦ Talk to school✦ Supervise your kids everyday.✦ Tell your kids to never share personal information with anyone .✦ Monitor the use of your child’s photo online.✦ Be wiling to call the police.
Do not respond to an angry message withanger. It is best to step away from the computer and cool down. Think before you send a message. Spontaneous and emotional messages can turn out to be offensive and hurtful. More times that not, you will regret an angry message you may have sent. Sending angry messages, which threaten or harass another makes you a cyber-bully.If you are sent a hateful message from a cyber-bully resist the urge to respond. A reaction is exactly what a cyber-bully is looking for. He relishes in the feeling of power and control through fear and anxiety placed on their victim. You will show more power by ignoring them than by reacting.
Never post your personal information online!✦ This includes your name, address, phone number, school name, passwords, name of any team you play sports with, and any other information that would be used to try and contact you ofﬂine. This rule applies also to the personal information of others. You do not have the right to post someone else´s personal information. It is considered a criminal offense if you do. Personal information also includes photographs. If you post pictures of yourself, make sure your photo is absolutely secure and can only be viewed by people you know or choose to be a friend online. Before posting photos of someone else it is best to ask their permission ﬁrst.
Always check your mails.Make sure that you are sending the message you are sending to the right person.Double check the spelling and make sure that you add your friend to your contact list ofyour email service or program. Many mailbox servers block out spam and your messagemay get caught up in the junk. So, before you get offended that your friend hasn´tresponded, double check that they have received it in the first place. Some kids may getangry without a response, jump to the gun and send a hurtful message that is notwarranted. Also, check that your friend´s email address is personal. Many families sharethe same email address, so it may be embarrassing if your friend´s mother or oldersibling read a private message you intended for your friend´s eyes only. If they do sharean email always watch your language and edit what you have to say.
Never open messagesfrom strangers.• Like our mother always said, Don´t talk to strangers on the street. Well, the same applies to online communication. If you do not know who the sender is, delete the message immediately, no matter how curious you are. Not only can it be hate mail, but often times viruses are sent this way. Keep your computer safe and ignore strangers. If you are not sure what to do, ask your parents or an adult.
Don´t post or mail anything that is veryprivate. If you have something really private to share, it is best to talk to the person face to face or on the phone. Messages can be misled or sent to the wrong person unintentionally and then be used by cyber-bullies to harass you. If you are not willing for others to see it or read it, then don´t post it. What goes online usually stays online, so it is best to Google yourself from time to time to see what pops up. If there is anything that could damage your reputation or lure a cyber- bully or possibly even a pedophile, then start taking action to remove it.