Definition When the internet, cell phones or other digital devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyber Bullying has always been considered an incident/act involving minors unlike Cyber Stalking which is between adults.
How does it work? Proxy Definition Direct Attacks Definition Types of attacks
Proxy Is using others to help cyber bully the victim, either with or without the accomplice's knowledge. Example: Notify and warning wars.
Direct Attacks Chat Sites Cell Phones Interactive Gaming Web sites Impersonation
Types of Cyber Bullies The Vengeful Angel The Revenge of the Nerd The Mean Girls The Because I Can
An example of Cyber Bullying Who is Megan Meier? On MySpace became friends with a boy named Josh Evans. Josh Evans started to harass her through MySpace. Committed suicide by hanging. After Megan’s death it was found out that it was a former friends mother that was behind Josh Evans.
How can we stop Cyber Bullying? What can a teen do to stop Cyber Bullying? What can parents do to help Cyber Bullying? What can public institutions do?
Interesting Facts and Statistics 20% of teenage respondents of a U.S survey seriously thought about suicide. All forms of bullying are associated with increased suicidal ideation. Cyber Bullying victims more likely to attempt suicide than those who have not experienced it.
Summary and Conclusion Digital communications has made it easier for people to be anonymous and still have access to reaching to a large global audience. Due to this anonymity it is easier to deceive individuals, especially those who have a hard time socializing in the real world. Cyber bullying is a major problem that can no longer be ignored by people. Everyone has a part to play in stopping Cyber bullying, spotting it is the first step.
Legislative Assembly of P.E.I. Standing Committee on social Development.(March 9, 2010). Motion 14 Cyberbullying and violence prevention among youth. Retrieved November 30, 2010 from www.canadiancrc.com/PDFs/PEI_Cyber-bullying_leg_09MAR.pdf
Karen S. Headle(n.d) Cyberbullying. Retrieved November 30, 2010 from http://lee.iafs.ufl.edu/FCSPubs/What_is_cyberbullying.pdf