Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard “… bullying will never be eliminated unless teachers and children become partners in this crusade against crudity.” -SuEllen Fried and Paula Fried Bullies and Victims (p.107, 1996)
Statistics at West <ul><li>Out of 24 students surveyed 22 students had cell phones, 17 has a MySpace account, 20 have a Facebook account, 13 have a messenger account and 2 have other types of online accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students 20 students access their website accounts often while only 4 access their accounts once in awhile </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 50% have received inappropriate messages or gossip </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students 22 knew what sex-ting was </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 19 students think that sex-ting is rarely handled by authorities, 4 believe it is often handled by authorities while only 1 student believes that it is never handled by authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 11 believe that suicide is not related to sex-ting, 10 believe that they are related while only 1 believes it has a different cause </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 50% of the students have been bullied </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 21 students agree that bullying happens daily in school </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 13 believe that there is a way to stop bullying in school, 10 believe that there isn’t and 1 believes that there is another reason or way to stop bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 14 have bullied someone </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 24 students surveyed 9 know someone who has committed or has had suicidal thoughts </li></ul>
I was shocked while I compared the statistics between West Senior and the nation. I believe that if more students had been surveyed that the statistics would have been much closer however, I was quite shocked at the number of students that had been bullied yet have also bullied themselves. This is not the solution to bullying but it is a MAJOR CAUSE. The national statistics for some reason or another however, did not surprise me as much.
<ul><li>50% of kids say that they are online most of the time </li></ul><ul><li>- 25% of young Internet users say that someone has sent them messages that have said hateful things about others </li></ul><ul><li>- 42% of kids have been targeted while online </li></ul><ul><li>- only 10% of those kids who were bullied told their parents about the incident </li></ul><ul><li>- a mere 18% of the cases were reported to a local or national law enforcement agency </li></ul><ul><li>- chat rooms are currently where the most cyber bullying occurs, with various sources finding anywhere between 45% </li></ul><ul><li>- 57% of all incidents originating there </li></ul><ul><li>- Cyber bullying has increased in recent years. Twice as many children and youth indicated that they had been victims and perpetrators of online harassment in 2005 compared with 1999/2000 </li></ul>
Cyber bullying by proxy Most Common The most frequent modes used for cyber bullying are: 1. Instant messaging (MSN, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, etc.) 2. E-mail 3. Social networking site – (MySpace, Facebook, etc.) <ul><li>two kinds of cyber bullying: direct attacks for the people who send messages out directly, or cyber bullying by proxy, which is using others to help cyber bully the victim, either with or without the accomplice’s knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>cyber bullying by proxy often gets adults involved in the harassment, and so it is generally much more dangerous </li></ul>Direct Attack 1. Instant Messaging/Text Messaging Harassment 2. Stealing Passwords 3. Blogs 4. Web Sites 5. Sending Pictures through E-mail and Cell Phones 6. Internet Polling 7. Interactive Gaming 8. Sending Malicious Code 9. Sending Porn and Other Junk E-Mail and IMs 10. Impersonation
Cyber bullying is no different than that of regular bullying. The effects on the individual people are the same. The chart below shows the effects of bullying on men and women.
SOLUTIONS <ul><li>The easiest way to prevent and help to stop cyber bullying is to tell an adult when you or someone you know is being bullied </li></ul><ul><li>Calm down before you take action if you are being bullied </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that you cannot just ignore the problem </li></ul>
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