Kevin Cullen Cyber BullyingPresentation Transcript
Kevin Cullen SPH101-B1 April 12 th , 2010
Cyber Bullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another individual using the Internet, another interactive technologies
Cyber Bulling is done with the use of the following:
Cell Phones – text messages or picture messages
Social Networking site –MySpace, Facebook, bebo, twitter and formspring.me
May not realize it’s cyber bullying
“ Mean Girls”
Ego based; promote own social status
Often do in a group
Intimidate on and off line
Need others to bully; if isolated, stop
Controlling with fear
Often Victims of school-yard bullies
Throw ‘cyber-weight’ around
Not school-yard bullies like Power-Hungry & Mean Girls
“ Vengeful Angel”
Anonymity : is when someone makes threatening comments to you, but is able to hide who they are.
Exclusion : Intentionally leaving someone out of online groups or chat rooms.
Flaming: is an intense argument, that normally takes place in chat rooms, over instant messages or email.
Harassment : Repeatedly sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages at though out the day.
Masquerading: is an elaborate form of cyber bullying where the bully pretends to be someone who they aren’t.
Outing : is the public display or forwarding of personal communications such as text messages, emails or instant messaging.
Easier than typical bullying
Done in cyber space compared to in person
Less chance of getting caught
Easier to get someone to tag along
Often happens at home so the victim feels less safe at home
Bullying can be harsher online because more things can be said
Messages can be sent anonymous so the victim does not know who to trust
Leads to suicide
Only talk to people you know
Do not share personal information online
Report all cases to parents, school officials and law enforcement if needed
Monitor your kids computer use and who they talk to
Currently only Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, New Jersey, Oregon, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont have laws against cyber bullying
As we speak Massachusetts law makers are working on passing legislation that would make cyber bullying a crime in the state
Whether bullying is done in person or online, it will always be a threat
There can be more done to prevent bullying such as school programs that teach kids consequences and harder laws
In closing I want to leave you with this statistic, 25% of females and 16% of males have been bullied online in 2009.