Examples of technology used to cyber bully include cell phones, computers, and tablets. The most common outlets are through the use of social media sites and texting. Picturesource:https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=610&q=cyber+bully&oq=cyber+bully&gs_l=img.3..0l4j0i10j0l5.2238.3371.0.3518.104.22.168.0.0.0.133.975.7j4.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.img._eUjK7kr_pw#imgrc=OhN3abpy304pRM%3A%3BqKB4GHtS285xJM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.dosomething.org%252Ffiles%252Fstyles%252Fblog_landscape%252Fpublic%252Fpictures%252Fcyber%252520bully%2525203%252520final.jpg%253Fitok%253DgfaEqIHe%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.dosomething.org%252Ftipsandtools%252F11-facts-about-cyber-bullying%3B550%3B357
Denigration- posting or sending rumors and falsehoods about someone to ruin their reputationImpersonation- making fake accounts online of someone and using it in a negative/malicious wayExclusion- purposely excluding someone from online social groupsThe primary method used in this clip is the internet (IM).
As seen in the clip before hand, instant message is the most common forum for cyber bullying. Picture source:https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=610&q=cyber+bully&oq=cyber+bully&gs_l=img.3..0l4j0i10j0l5.2238.3371.0.3522.214.171.124.0.0.0.133.975.7j4.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.img._eUjK7kr_pw#hl=en&authuser=0&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=cyber+bully+statistics+&oq=cyber+bully+statistics+&gs_l=img.3..0i10i24.48609.50640.0.508126.96.36.199.0.0.0.150.927.11j1.12.0...0.0...1c.1.11.img.cvdEbKOcG3c&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45645796,d.dmQ&fp=6055078d5844dc90&biw=1366&bih=610&imgrc=9pKesJ3q4wQXzM%3A%3BtQ1rXV2temf4mM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252Fthumb%252Fb%252Fb6%252FYouth_and_Electronic_aggression.gif%252F220px-Youth_and_Electronic_aggression.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FCyberbullying%3B220%3B229
Positive: Websites can be created to bring more awareness to this issue. Videos can be uploaded that can create awareness as well. People are more aware of what is and it’s impact and can help prevent it. There are phone numbers victims can call for support. Victims can easily save emails, text messages and IM conversations, etc. to use as evidence against the perpetrator. Negative: Technology has brought a new level of bullying. It used to take place in the hallways of schools but now more prevalent on online platforms. Victims can never find a place to escape because it can now occur anywhere at anytime. Technology is constantly changing which means there are more and more ways in which a bully can bully someone.
The bully can hide behind a computer screen or cell phone it makes it much easier for them to bully other people. Bullies often create fake accounts using fake names so they can remain anonymous. They can often hide behind pseudo names that allow them to remain anonymous, again allowing it to be much easier for them to get away with it. Law has not kept up with the evolution of technology. Therefore, there is little legislation to combat cyber bullying.
Bullies often have low self esteem themselves and therefore look for a way to take it out on someone else (bring them down too). Accoring to one statsictc 60% of bullies have at least one criminal conviction.
Schools also need to establish and enforce consequences when they find out Cyber bullying is occurring. Establishing consequences gives reason for bullies to stop bullying. Parents need to monitor their kids and also inform them about cyber bullying and consequences for doing it. Picture source:https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=653&q=cyber+bulling&oq=cyber+bulling&gs_l=img.3..0i10l10.450.2007.0.2188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.800.12.12.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.img.pJH_7YP7QrM#imgrc=1EeBftzT0aFZSM%3A%3Bl_CEft-X0bEcqM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Finfo.uknowkids.com%252FPortals%252F176530%252Fimages%252Fcyberbullying.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Finfo.uknowkids.com%252Fblog%252Fbid%252F159164%252FGlobal-Perspective-on-Cyberbullying%3B2433%3B2433
By Paige RaymondSociety in the Information AgeApril 29, 2013
What is Cyber Bullying? cyber bullying is bullying that takes place usingelectronic technology Outlets for cyber bullying
How does it work? Perpetrated through harassment, cyber stalking,denigration, impersonation, and exclusion An example of cyber bullying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uyScK3-CU
Statistics More than 1 in 3 young people have experiencedcyberthreats online. Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have beenbullied repeatedly through their cell phones or theInternet. Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been acyber bully victim
Role Technology PlaysPositive Negative Creates awareness and aids inprevention Report cyber bullyingthorough phone hotlines andonline reporting cites Evidence is easily recorded Provides another way inwhich someone can bebullied Can occur 24/7 More technology means moreways to bully
Why does it occur? Bullies can remain anonymous There is no real consequences Very little legislation dealing with this issue
Effects on the bullied People who are bullied often suffer anxiety, depression,fear, withdrawal, and low self esteem. Students who are bullied will often skip school,perform poorly in school, and socially isolatethemselves
Effects on the bullies A sign that the teen is heading down a troubled andviolent road Likely to be engaged in other delinquent behavior
Why is this a social issue? Cyber bullying will continue to escalate if there noaction taken by legislation Laws need to be created to deter cyber bullies
Prevention Schools need make students more aware of the effectscyber bullying Parents need to monitor their kids internet and cellphone activity Legislation needs to take action to deter bullies