The following information by i-SAFE survey consisting of roughly 1,500 people, you may just be surprised on the results. 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once. 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once. 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages. There is even more data that was received
21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages. 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once. 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. http://www.isafe.org/channels/sub.php?ch=op&sub_id=media_cyber_bullying
Many things can be considered as cyber bullying. those include; Taking of photos and posting them online. Threatening then via messages Making messages, claiming the false writer wrote them. Even hacking is considered a type of cyber bullying
Why people bully could be hundreds of reasons. Some is just to make the victim suffer by means of pictures, threats, false documents or revenge
Put the end to bullying by stopping it at the source. Ways to achieve this is by saving any evidence, such as conversations, and e-mails. Locate the cyber bully by getting there ip address A lawsuit may be able to be made
There are penalties of cyber bullying, some more harsh than others Taken from a real life story, a thirteen year old committed suicide because of a myspace message saying the world would be better off without her. Of course there was a lot before her death that lead her to that point.
Many views are placed on cyber bullying when it comes to punishment. One major problem is a law against it would be like a law against free speech. For others, they want laws against it because of the effects of cyber bullying. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/14/cyberbullying-ensnare-free-speech-rights/
In twisted, Tyler and Bethany were considered targets of cyber bullying. They may have deserved it, but it gave Tyler a lower sense of himself and it lead to the point where he would have killed himself. He didn’t have the ability to prove that he didn’t upload it to hurt Bethany, but the police took his computer to figure out if Tyler uploaded it or not before he could remove any evidence.
There has been a law against cyber bullying that was put to the test. This was Megan’s law. In Missouri, the year-old law was tested. Someone allegedly posted a photo on craigslist for casual encounters, and the teenager started receiving phone calls and e-mails from strange men. The law was declared too vague, and unconstitutionally broad it was also based on the fact, that if it was put in the newspaper it would be a felony, but anywhere else it isn’t. The poster of the photo and information was declared to use the Internet as a vehicle of harassment, and declared guilty. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320274-38.html