Cyber BullyingBy: Mike ThomasCSIS – 200Society in the Information Age
What is Cyber Bullying?• Bullying of another individual through anonline atmosphere.• Bully knows the victim personally most times.• Classmates usually, but could be anonymousindividuals online .• Different styles for each gender– Male: Sexual nature, physical harm– Female: Spread rumors, mock, exclude individual
Affects of Cyber Bullying• Low self esteem.– Drop in confidence.• Change in interests to avoid bullies in school.• Depression.– Possible harm to one’s body or life.• Drop in grades.• Anxiety• Loneliness
Affects of Cyber Bullying Con’t• Emotional– Shy/Withdrawn from peers– Moody– Stressed• Academic– Gets in trouble at school– Skips classes• Social Behavior– Stops using computer/cell-phone– Change in Friend group
Methods of Cyber Bullying• Cell Phones– Text Message• Facebook• Twitter?• Email• Instant Messaging• Chat rooms/ForumsCommon Factor?
Mean Vs. Cyber Bullied• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHkafkFypkAfter seeing the video, explain where the line iscrossed between being Mean and being CyberBullying?Would you intervene if you witnessed Cyberbullying?
Prevention• Tell a parent/professor/someone you trust.– Tell trusted friends only, to ensure it doesn’tcontinue to get worse!• Hang out with true friends and stay away fromthe internet.– Take your mind off of it.• Turn off your social networking device.– Only turn phone on when you need to make calls.– Block/ignore bullies on internet devices.
SolutionsWhat should policy makers do in order toprevent Cyber Bullying?
SolutionsSPEAK UP!Be Confident about yourself.
Works Cited• http://mariadelorenzo.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/cyberbullying-does-have-its-affects-on-our-society/• http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/general-health/Pages/cyber-bullying.aspx• http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/cyberbullying-tip-sheets/NCPC%20Tip%20Sheet%20-%20Spotting%20The%20Signs.pdf• http://www.lba.k12.nf.ca/cyberbullying/methods.htm• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHkafkFypk