What is Cyber-bullying? “Cyberbullying is being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material or engaging in other forms of social cruelty using the internet or other digital technologies.”
Why is it important to know about cyber bullying? hard to prevent affects the learning process 33% of youth have been victimized more technology is making it more common being educated on the issue helps people be able to avoid bullying Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/totalaldo/508664515/
Background Information: How did cyber-bullying come about? Internet email websites instant messaging blogs chat rooms Cell Phones text messaging voicemails
Background Cont… The original bully has been given an infinite number of ways to bully. They have the same intent, but more opportunity. The internet becomes the bullies playground on which they can victimize multiple people. This can be done on computers, internet on phone, or even texting. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24258698@N04/2302563062/
The New Bully New technologies open the door for more people to become bullies. Those too fearful of being caught now have a way of hiding themselves.
Cyber-bullying: Impacting Education Students can: Become distracted Miss a lot of school Feel angry Feel inadequate All of these hinder a students learning experience. Even young students can be victims of cyber-bullying.
Impacting Schools Many times computer work is required in schools. This can be a time when cyber-bullying occurs. Students could be being victimized at school.
Ways to stop cyber bullying: Don’t reply to the bully. Don’t delete messages from the bully. Report cyber-bullying to police, and schools.
Legislation on Cyber-bullying Megan Meier Act in Missouri
In Conclusion Cyber-bullying is a very real problem that people need to be educated on. And remember, that cyber-bullying is not only through the use of computers , but also other digital devices such as cell phones. If you ever become a victim of cyber-bullying be sure to report it! Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/2904234291
References Nguyen, Lindsey, Alyssa Bosch, Sandra Gawalko, Andrew Yip, Aaron Holway. University of Calgary. “Cyber Bullying.” http://wiki.ucalgary.ca/page/Group4:%22Team_Sushi%22_(Lindsey_Nguyen,_Alyssa_Bosch,_Sandra_Gawalko,_Andrew_Yip,_Aaron_Holway):_Cyber-Bullying#The_Issue_of_Cyber_Bullying. “Cyber Bullying Statistics.” http://safety.lovetoknow.com/Cyber_Bullying-Statistics. “Cyber Bullying.” http://www.overcomebullying.org/cyber-bullying.html. Pytel, Barbara. “CyberBullying is Now Illegal.” http://educationalissues.suite101.com/article.ofmycyber_bullying_is_now_illegal.
References cont. Willard, Nancy. Center for Safe and Responsible Use fo the Internet. “Cyberbullying & Cyberthreats.” http://www.cyberbully.org/onlinedocs/cbct.pdf. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/2904234291 Author: cogdogblog Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/totalaldo/508664515/ Author: totalAldo Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2870711774/ Author: whiteafrican