Cyber Bullying Also known as “Digital Harassment” A presentation by: Destiny Simon SLC: Arts and Education
What is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying is harassing someone through emails, online websites, or even through via text. Sending, or posting harmful images is also a cruel act of cyber bullying. It is not the same as an sexual predator trying to lure a child to do something off the internet, that is called sexual exploitation. Cyber bullying is commonly done by pre teens, they are threatened, humiliated, or tormented usually by other pre teens. These type of bullies can be done by writing harmful things on some ones picture, or through IM. A young girl receives a harsh email.
The reasons why cyber bullying should be taken as a serious crime.
Create altercations such as fights and killings, or persuade someone to commit suicide.
Causes someone to have low self esteem, and depression.
Humiliation: if done on a public site, or in front of people.
Can cause anger problems, most children that are cyber bullied, don’t know how to deal with there emotions.
Cyber bullying can also cause someone to need counseling, because of humiliation.
Mother of Megan Meier, (13 year old girl who hung herself over cyber attack). Holding only two of the many pictures on her daughter's MySpace page. wiredsafety.org
Bullying Difference between in person and online bullying. Cyber Bullying In Person
Can be done in any public place. Easily stopped Anonymous
Committed on public websites such as Face book, MySpace, & Twitter. Hard to prevent because, the bully is not always specified.
This graph is showing how many people that use social websites, are more at risk of being cyber bullied rather then a non social website user. How many kids are Cyber Bullied? cyberbully411.org
When Words Can Kill. Victims of Cyber Bullying. Ryan Patrick Halligan, 13 years old kills himself after being called gay, on Aol IM. 1989 – 2003 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, commits suicide after being tormented through text messages, and comments on Facebook. JessiSlaughter 11 years old, and her family attends therapy every other day. After receiving threatening comments on Youtube.
Celebrities go through cyber bullying everyday. Victims of Cyber Bullying. A Celebrity gossip show. That exploits celebrities in many harsh ways. Celebrity host, and gossiper Perez Hilton Singer Rihanna’s abuse, pictures leaked by “Tmz”. http://perezhilton.com/ http://www.tmz.com/