Cyberbullying - The Big Problem
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  • CyberBullying is something most children encounter in one form or another, and this is a serious problem and one which parents need be aware. As a parent, you should be able to recognize if your child is being bullied online or if she is bullying someone else. As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who still find it quite hard to manage issues like this, I found this great application which featured a safety app which gets me connected to a Safety Network or escalate my call to the nearest 911 when needed, it has other cool features that are helpful for your kids with just a press of a Panic Button. #SafekidZone, Check it here: http://bit.ly/ZjYchC
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  • 1. By: Ari, Anya, Hallel, Maddie, Miriam, Simona, and Yael
  • 2. What is Cyberbullying?“Cyberbullying is intentional and repeated useof computer and cell phone networks by kidsand teens to cause harm or distress to otherkids and teens.”Getting Started with Cyberbullying Prevention. Cybersmart! Education. Retrieved from cybersmartcurriculum.org
  • 3. Cyberbullying can start as young as eleven years old.
  • 4. What’s the BIG PROBLEM with Cyberbullying?• A cyberbully overpowers their target with the use of technology.• A victim is not even safe at home.
  • 5. Nasty Messages on cell phones and the internet spread really fast!“Lucy still sucks her thumb!She is such a baby!”
  • 6. How BIG is Cyberbullying? Check out These Statistics• 42% of kids have been bullied online. One in four have had it happen more than once.• 43% of teens have been victims of cyber bullying in the last year.• Females are more likely to be cyberbullied than males.• “About 10,000 people are cyberbullied a day.” -Dr. Phil
  • 7. A Victim of Cyberbullying can be affected in many ways…• Becomes depressed• Becomes socially withdrawn• Grades drop in school• May be scarred for life• Loss of confidence
  • 8. Some more SERIOUS effects…• May try revenge against cyberbully• May run away• Some people even commit suicide because they were cyberbullied
  • 9. What should a person do who is a victim of Cyberbullying?Do not delete the messages the cyberbully sends so you can show an adult.
  • 10. But most importantly…Tell an adult you trust as soon as possible!
  • 11. How to Avoid Being a Victim of Cyberbulling• Do not encourage others to cyberbully.• If you see bad things being said about someone online, close the website.
  • 12. Do not respond to nasty messages!
  • 13. The Websites We Used:• www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying• www.wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_cyberbullying_affect_a_person• www.stopcyberbullying.org/why_do_kids_cyberbully_each_other.htm• www.cyberbullying.org/• www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying• www.familysafecomputers.org/bullying.htm• www.helpguide.org/mental/bullying.htm• kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html• www.online-bully.com/where-does-cyberbullying-happen.htm• www.nobully.org.nz/advicek.htm#one