Became prevalent in the late 1990s and early 2000s as there was widespread access to the internet. Schools focus on internet safety from predators and pornography. Does not address internal problems, such as cyberbullying
Promotes internet safety Teaches adolescents how to recognize cyberbullying Reduces teen health problems Promotes good interactions between peers
Restrictions on 1st Amendment Rights Freedom of speech Violation of the 14th Amendment Illegal search and seizure If regulated, the government would have access to private matters.
Lower self-esteem Be unwilling to attend school Receive poor grades Have more health problems Depression Anxieties Anorexia/Bulimia Suicide
Research has found, young people who have been victimized are more likely to: Use alcohol and drugs Skip school Experience in-person bullying or victimization
Megan Meier, 13, began receiving nasty messages from a boy after a few weeks of an online flirtation with him via her MySpace account, ending with one that suggested “the world would be a better place” without her. Megan, believing she had been rejected by "Josh," committed suicide in her home.Six weeks after Megan’s death, her parents learned that "Josh Evans" never existed. He was an online character created by Lori Drew, then 47, who lived four houses down the street and was the mother of one of Megans former friends.In a highly unusual use of a federal law generally employed in computer fraud cases, a federal grand jury indicted Ms. Drew in May 2008 on charges that she had used a phony online identity to trick and taunt Megan. She pled not guilty to the charges and the case went to trial in November 2008.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFsfDLCkfQUhttp://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/media/
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1208401298001/ cyber-bullying-victims-fight-back/ National Crime Prevention Council website, www.ncpc.org: http://www.wiredsafety.org/ Wired Safety http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/ http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Talk about risks and benefits Share examples of incidents Learn about teen online behavior Visit websites Tell teen never give out personal info No face-to-face contact
Enforce online rules Place computer in highly trafficked area Teach youth about cyberbullying Negative consequences Can be traced Speak to teen on how to react
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