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  1. 1. cYBERBULLYING: The new Form of bullying <br />BY: MS. KEELING<br />
  2. 2. The Problem<br />Cyberbullying is creating problems throughout schools and the community.<br />
  3. 3. Why study cyberbullying?<br />Teens everywhere are being attacked <br />About 1/3 of teenagers admit to being targets of cyberbullying<br />The impact can be damaging<br />“Instead of an incident being seen or heard by a few surrounding students, embarrassing moments can be caught on video or camera from a cell phone and be broadcast to the entire school, community, and across the nation.” Cathy Smith<br />
  4. 4. The Purpose<br />The goal of this research is to make students aware of cyberbullying, the consequences and how to prevent cyberbullying. <br />
  5. 5. Significance of the study<br />Cyberbullying is one of the most prevalent forms of harassment<br />Students need to:<br />Become aware<br />Learn how to prevent<br />Learn what to do when it happens<br />
  6. 6. What is cyberbullying?<br />“It’s when one child targets another child using interactive technologies”<br />Such as: <br />Cell phones<br /> Social networking websites<br /> Bashing website<br /> Internet games<br /> Chat rooms<br /> Death threats<br /> Stealing someone’s password/hacking into computer<br />
  7. 7. Comparison of bullying and cyberbullying<br />Bullying<br />Physical Strength<br />Face to Face<br />Usually occurs at school<br />Cyberbullying<br />Can be anyone<br />Online anonymity<br />Can happen at anytime<br />Tend to say things online that you wouldn’t normally<br />
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  10. 10. Victims of cyberbullies<br />Often fearful of telling adults because:<br />Bullying may become more intense<br />Don’t want to lose access to technology<br />
  11. 11. The impact<br />Embarrassment <br />Depression<br />Poor academics <br />Violence<br />Suicide<br />Ryan Halligan- taunting emails and messages led him to hang himself<br />Megan Meier- fictitious boy became her friend on MySpace <br />
  12. 12. Tips for Stopping Cyberbullying<br />Don’t engage the person<br />Print everything out<br />Change your screen name<br />Don’t share personal information <br />Try to identify the sender<br />“Almost 50% of cyberbullying incidents involve former close friends,” says Parry Aftab.<br />Get your parents, teachers or administrators involved<br />
  13. 13. How to stop cyberbullying<br /><br />
  14. 14. What can educators do?<br />Discuss Cyberbullying<br />“We must focus on peer leadership, or bystander, strategies,” says Nancy Willard. “Peers have the ability to support the bully directly or…to challenge the bully by refusing to take part.”<br />Discuss the consequences<br />Activities from<br />
  15. 15. School Policy<br />Right to discipline the student for actions taken off-campus if:<br />They are intended to have an effect on a student or <br />They adversely affect the safety and well-being of student while in school.<br />
  16. 16. What’s the law?<br />Law Enforcement look for:<br />The kind of threat<br />Lewd language<br />Insults child directly<br />Insults with bodily harm or death<br />Serious threat<br />The frequency<br />The source<br />The nature<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Students need to realize the effect that their actions have on others
  18. 18. Cyberbullying will not be tolerated
  19. 19. If you are a victim don’t be afraid to talk to an adult</li></li></ul><li>bibliography<br />Chibbaro, Julia S. “School Counselors and the Cyberbully: Interventions and Implications.” Professional School Counseling 11.1 (2007): 65-68. ERIC. EBSCO. Web 19 Mar. 2011.<br />Feinberg, T., & Robey, N. (2009). “CYBERBULLYING.” Education Digest, 74(7), 26-31. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.<br />Hayes, Susan. “Cyberbullies R 4 Real.” Current Health 2 34.8 (2008):16-19. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Mar. 2011.<br />Konig, Andreas, Mario Gollwitzer and Georges Steffgen. “Cyberbullying as an Act of Revenge?.” Australian Journal of Guidance & Counselling20.2 (2010): 210- 224. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Mar. 2011.<br />Long, Cindy. “Silencing Cyberbullies.” NEA Today 26.8(2008):28-29. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 19 Mar.2011.<br />Patchin, Justin W., and Sameer Hinduja. “Cyberbullying and Self-Esteem.” Journal of School Health 80.12 (2010): 614-621. ERIC. EBSCO. Web. 19 Mar. 2011.<br />Strom, Paris S., and Robert D. Strom. “WHEN TEENS TURN CYBERBULLIES.” Education Digest 71.4 (2005): 35-41. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Mar. 2011.<br />Stroud, S. (2009). “Fight Fire with Fire.” T.H.E. Journal, 36(9), 29-30. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.<br />Willard, Nancy. “Flame Retardant: Cyberbullies Torment Their Victims 24/7: Here’s How to Stop the Abuse.” School Library Journal 52.4 (2006):54. ERIC. EBSCO. Web. 19 Mar. 2011. <br />Wolfsberg, Jeffery S. “Student Safety from Cyberbullies, in Chat Rooms, and in Instant Messaging.” Education Digest 72.2 (2006): 33-37. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 17 Mar. 2011.<br />