Central IdeaConﬂict affects communities and thepeople in them.
Lines of InquiryWhat laws have been put in place toprevent cyber bullying.The effects on cyber bullying onteenagers.How communities are dealing withcyber bullying.
Cyber Bullying Cyber Bullying is the use of technologyto harass, embarrass, threaten orhumiliate another youth usingFacebook, twitter, my space, internetchat rooms, cellphones etc.
Why people Cyber Bully.Youths cyber bullying for manyreasons. They might be jealous of theirvictim or they could just be bored.Their are many queries as to whypeople bully via the internet orcellphone. But just because someone isbored doesn’t mean they have the rightto bully someone else.
Cyber Bullying LawsNew Zealand Laws:You can usually ﬁnd the laws for socialnetworking sites under the terms andconditions on that paticular website. OnFacebook it reads ‘You will not bully,intimidate, or harass any user’. As faras laws around cyber bullying go, theone that can be used is Harassment Act1997
Harassment Act 1997Harassment Act 1997 allows someonewho is being harassed in any way (evenelectronic means) to apply to theDistrict Court for a Restraining Order.The act however doesn’t apply tominors, so there isn’t really any directlaws about cyber bullying as they applyto young people.
Laws in other countriesCyber Bullying does not have manylaws as some countries are eitherunaware of the problem or somecountries think that it is not a bigenough issue to have laws against it. InToronto they have a new law in whichthe student can be suspended orexpelled from school if they have beenthe bully of a cyber bullying incident.
Effects because of Cyber BullyingCyber Bullying has some major effects.the effects are serious, such as;Depression, Low Self-Esteem, BadGrades, Loneliness and can lead to asserious as Suicide.
Help LinesIn New Zealand there are many helplines in which you can call and they canprovide help. For example 0800KIDSLINE, Whats up and 0508NETSAFE. All of these lines are there toprovide support for any issues youngchildren have in New Zealand.
Statistics There are many statistics in the world around the usage of the internet and cyber bullying. These need to be dropped by serious amounts. Fast.• 1 in 10 people have been bullied via the internet or cellphone.• 48% of canadian students use the internet for more than 1 hour a day.
Statistics (continued)• 15-33% of youth have had something to do with cyber bullying.• 30% of students in NZ reported being bullied by phone or internet.• 60% of Canadian students use chat rooms and instant messaging.
Cyber HarassmentCyber bullying is only cyber bullyingwhen it is a youth picking on anotheryouth. When it is a adult picking on ayouth it is called cyber stalking orcyber harassment.
Protection from cyber bullyingThere are many ways that you canprotect children from getting cyberbullied. Such as having your computerin a visible place, limiting children’stime on the computer and checkingwhat website they are on every sooften.
The internetThe internet, somewhere you can dohomework, ﬁnd information surf theweb and just talk to friends. But alsosomewhere that you can get bullied andend up committing suicide. Internetchat rooms and social networking sitescan be very dangerous because oneminute you could be talking to yourfriend and the next getting harassed.
CellphonesCellphones can be just as dangerous asthe internet. Any body can send you aunwanted text message threatening tokill you or scaring you by telling youthat some stranger knows where youlive. If there are any issues withunwanted text messages you shouldkeep them and show your phonecompany who will block the number.
Bullying and Cyber bullying The differences between cyber bullying and bullying. Bullying:• Includes Physical, Emotional, Verbal and Cyber bullying.• Can be physically scarred for life.• Physical bullying is most popular.
Bullying and Cyber bullying Cyber bullying:• Leaves emotional scars.• Done over the internet or cellphone.• More Emotional than normal bullying.
ConclusionCyber Bullying is deﬁnitely not okay.There are many people worldwide thatget cyber bullied everyday and somethat commit suicide. Cyber Bullyingshould not be tolerated and needs tostop.