Cyberbullying
Bullying Goes High Tech
Jim Masucci
November 10, 2010
“It’s one thing when you get made fun of at
school, bu...
What is Cyberbullying?
Being cruel to others by sending or posting
harmful material using technological means
An individua...
Tools for Cyberbullying
 Cell Phones – calls
or messages
 Internet
 Electronic Mail
 Instant Messaging
 Blogs
 Socia...
Why Cyberbullying?
The Internet has become a way of life
for most teens, and an easy tool
for harassing others.
91% of 12 ...
Why Cyberbullying? (cont)
Traditional bullying – the bully is
usually stronger than his or her
victim either physically or...
How Big a Problem Is It?
 42% of teens surveyed admitted to being
bullied on-line
 35% claim to have been threatened.
 ...
Types of Cyberbullies
 Avenging Angel - use technical means to get
back at someone who has been bullying them,
or one of ...
Types of Cyberbullies (cont.)
 Mean Girls - Work in
groups, and need an
audience to play to. The
group tends to approve
o...
Forms of Cyberbullying
 Flaming – Saying mean or hurtful things
 Harassment and cyberstalking - repeated
actions such as...
Cyberbullying – It’s Illegal
All of the following forms of cyberbulling
can lead to arrest & prosecution:
 Making threats...
Impacts of Cyberbullying
 Feelings of guilt or self
blame
 Sleep difficulties
 Poor performance in
school
 Violence ag...
What Should You Do?
Teens
 Do not respond in a similar
manner. Block the screen names if
possible.
 Do not forward anyth...
What Should You Do?
Parents
 Take the situation seriously,
and be supportive.
 Don’t blame the victim.
 Increase tech a...
What Should You Do?
Teachers and Schools
If the incident occurs during
school, investigate and
respond.
Otherwise :
 Resp...
Teach Our Children
 All actions have consequences
 Cyber bullying hurts
 They are just being used and
manipulated by cy...
Legal Issues for Schools
 Privacy Issue – Does a school have the right to
search a student’s computer for evidence.
 Fre...
Sexting
Sending sexually suggestive messages or images to
others via cell phone, or posting them on social
websites.
Surve...
Sexting – Legal
Consequenses
Worst Case scenario
 Possession or distribution of Child
Pornography
 Possible inclusion on...
Additional Sources
http://www.scottmcleod.net/ties2006
http://www.stopcyberbulling.com
http://www.nertsmartz.org
http://ww...
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  • Bullying or Cyberbullying is not a rite of passage, it is abuse that must be stopped. That is why the best we can do parents to protect our children is that talk to them and as much as possible focus on them. Express your concern and make it clear that you want to help and empathize with your children. 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. 1. Cyberbullying Bullying Goes High Tech Jim Masucci November 10, 2010 “It’s one thing when you get made fun of at school, but to be bullied in your own home, via your computer, is a disgusting thing for people to do.” Sixteen year old from Alabama
  2. 2. What is Cyberbullying? Being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using technological means An individual or group that uses information and communication involving electronic technologies to facilitate deliberate and repeated harassment or threats to an individual or group. Also known as: ‘Electronic Bullying’ & ‘Online Social Cruelty’
  3. 3. Tools for Cyberbullying  Cell Phones – calls or messages  Internet  Electronic Mail  Instant Messaging  Blogs  Social Networks  Chat Rooms  Defamatory Web Sites (Polling)
  4. 4. Why Cyberbullying? The Internet has become a way of life for most teens, and an easy tool for harassing others. 91% of 12 – 15 year olds use the Internet 99% of teens 16 – 18 use the Internet Available 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk Victim is a perpetual target
  5. 5. Why Cyberbullying? (cont) Traditional bullying – the bully is usually stronger than his or her victim either physically or socially. Usually occurs in the school setting (classroom, playground, or bus). Cyberbullying - Internet tends to level the playing field, affording less dominant teens the means they need to bully others. Sometimes used in revenge for traditional bullying.
  6. 6. How Big a Problem Is It?  42% of teens surveyed admitted to being bullied on-line  35% claim to have been threatened.  53% confessed to having said something mean or hurtful on-line. (I-Safe 2007)  More girls than boys are cyberbullied.  For teens that are regular visitors to social networking sites, the chances of them being cyberbullied goes up.  Only 15% of parents knew what cyberbullying was
  7. 7. Types of Cyberbullies  Avenging Angel - use technical means to get back at someone who has been bullying them, or one of their friends.  Power Hungry - Closest to traditional school yard bully. Tends to feel superior, and exerts his or her strengths over the victim.
  8. 8. Types of Cyberbullies (cont.)  Mean Girls - Work in groups, and need an audience to play to. The group tends to approve of the actions, or do nothing about them.  Inadvertent Bully – Probably don’t even realize they are doing something wrong. Ex : passing on gossip or pictures or answering polls.
  9. 9. Forms of Cyberbullying  Flaming – Saying mean or hurtful things  Harassment and cyberstalking - repeated actions such as sending messages, or threats to a victim.  Denigration – putting someone down  Outing – spreading secret or embarrassing information or pictures  Exclusion - intentionally excluding a person by leaving them off of the list.  Impersonation – pretending to be someone else
  10. 10. Cyberbullying – It’s Illegal All of the following forms of cyberbulling can lead to arrest & prosecution:  Making threats of violence to people or their property  Making obscene or harassing phone calls  Harassment or stalking  Hate or bias crimes  Creating or sending sexually explicit images of teens  Posting real or doctored photos of someone without their permission  Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy expected
  11. 11. Impacts of Cyberbullying  Feelings of guilt or self blame  Sleep difficulties  Poor performance in school  Violence against tormentors. Victims are 8X more likely to bring a weapon to school  Suicide
  12. 12. What Should You Do? Teens  Do not respond in a similar manner. Block the screen names if possible.  Do not forward anything  Do not delete messages  Consult an adult  Safeguard user ID’s and passwords. “A password is like a tooth brush. Choose a good one, and don’t share it.” (Yahoo Security Center)
  13. 13. What Should You Do? Parents  Take the situation seriously, and be supportive.  Don’t blame the victim.  Increase tech awareness.  Monitor computer use. (Software & placement of computer)  Contact ISP and cell phone provider. Contact law enforcement, if threatened.
  14. 14. What Should You Do? Teachers and Schools If the incident occurs during school, investigate and respond. Otherwise :  Respond if the incident causes disruptions.  Provide counseling to the perpetrators and the victims  Develop anti-bulllying programs to educate students
  15. 15. Teach Our Children  All actions have consequences  Cyber bullying hurts  They are just being used and manipulated by cyber bully  Cyber bully and accomplices often become the target of cyber bullying themselves  Care about others and stand up for what’s right
  16. 16. Legal Issues for Schools  Privacy Issue – Does a school have the right to search a student’s computer for evidence.  Free Speech Issue – Does the school have the right to discipline a student for remarks published on the Internet during non-school hours.
  17. 17. Sexting Sending sexually suggestive messages or images to others via cell phone, or posting them on social websites. Surveys of teenagers : - 20 percent have sent or posted picture of themselves - 40 percent of teenagers have sent sexually suggestive messages. - More girls than boys Technology is much more far-reaching and permanent, and teenagers are not consequential thinkers . . . They
  18. 18. Sexting – Legal Consequenses Worst Case scenario  Possession or distribution of Child Pornography  Possible inclusion on sex offenders registry. More likely  Suspension or expulsion from school.  Probation and attend counseling
  19. 19. Additional Sources http://www.scottmcleod.net/ties2006 http://www.stopcyberbulling.com http://www.nertsmartz.org http://www.isafe.org
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