What is cyberbullying?<br />Bullying through internet applications<br />Instant messaging, social networks sites, cell phones<br />Victims can be targeted anywhere, anytime<br />Two types- directly and by proxy<br />Directly- sent to your kids directly<br />Proxy- using others to help bully<br />Proxy much more dangerous because it can get adults involved<br />When adults become involved, it becomes cyber-stalking of cyber harassment<br />
Forms of cyberbullying<br />Flaming/Trolling- sending hostile messages to inflame the emotions of others<br />Happy-slapping-recording someone being bullied and posting it for public viewing<br />Identity Theft-stealing someone’s password to hack into accounts and post humiliating pictures, videos, or information<br />Photoshopping-doctoring digital images to put victim in embarrassing situation<br />Physical threats-sending threats to a person’s physical safety<br />Rumor spreading-spreading gossip through email, messaging, or social network sites<br />Sexting- sending nude or provocative pictures to someome else on a cell phone<br />
Statistics<br />In a recent survey of 1500 eighth graders:<br />58% of kids say that someone has said hurtful things about them online<br />53% of kids admit saying something hurtful about someone else online<br />42% of kids say they have been bullied online<br />58% of kids say they have not told parents or adults that they have been bullied online<br />
I-Safe Foundation<br />Over half of adolescents have been bullied online and about the same number have bullied online<br />More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats<br />25% have been bullied repeatedly<br />Well over half never tell their parents<br />56% of cyber bullying occurs in chat rooms<br />
Cyberbullying Deaths in News<br />2010- Phoebe Prince (MA)<br />2006- Megan Meier (MO)<br />2003- Ryan Halligan (VT)<br />2009- Carl Walker-Hoover (MA)<br />2010- Alexis Pilkington (NY)<br />2010- Tyler Clementi (NJ)<br />
Tips for Parents<br />Parents need to be the one trusted place for kids to go when things go wrong online or offline.<br />Do not overreact, but take it seriously<br />Contact the school<br />Ask yourself: Is my child at risk of physical harm? How are they doing emotionally?<br />Contact local law enforcement agency<br />Monitor your child regularly<br />
Tips for Teachers<br />Have a clear understanding of what cyberbullying is and isn’t<br />Talk to your students- education is the key<br />Know your school policies and review them so that you understand them<br />Set and discuss boundaries with students<br />Recognize the signs and get help if needed<br />Teach children how to “Take 5” and think before they post<br />Encourage students to report cyberbullying<br />
Tips for Students<br />Tell a trusted adult if you are being cyberbullied<br />Do not open, read, or respond to messages from cyberbullies<br />If it is school related, tell your school<br />Do not erase messages. They could be used later to take action against the cyberbully<br />If bullied through chat or IM, the bully can often be blocked<br />If you are threatened with harm, call the police<br />
Let’s Watch a Video Clip<br />http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/29/earlyshow/main6343077.shtml<br />
Bibliography<br />Beware of the cyber bully. (2004). Retrieved from http://www.isafe.org/imgs/pdf/education/CyberBullying.pdf<br />Curriculum helps teachers fight cyberbullying. (2010, December 16). Retrieved from http://generationi.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/curriculum-helps-teachers-fight-cyberbullying/<br />Cyberbullying continued after teen's death. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/29/earlyshow/main6343077.shtml<br />
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Bibliography (con’t.)<br />Illinois Attorney General, (n.d.). Cyberbullying- tips for teachers and advocates Retrieved from http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/TipsForTeachers_0108.pdf<br />Rutgers student suicide renews debate over cyberbullying. (2010, October 1). Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/01/rutgers-student-suicide-renews-debate-cyberbullying/<br />Stop cyberbullying-what it is,how it works, why cyberbully? prevention, take action, what's the law?. (2010, October). Retrieved from http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html<br />
Bibliography<br />Teen's death highlights cyber bullying trend. (2009, July 23). Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-07-23/teens-death-highlights-cyber-bullying-trend/1363362<br />
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