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Tie digital citizenship project cyberbullying


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This presentation is about the effects of cyberbullying and how to help stop it.

This presentation is about the effects of cyberbullying and how to help stop it.

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  • 1. Cyberbullying
    By Sarah Swearingen
  • 2. Definition
    "Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is
    tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed
    or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using
    the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile
    phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have
    been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once
    adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-
    harassment or cyber-stalking. Adult cyber-harassment or
    cyber-stalking is NEVER called cyberbullying (Parry).
  • 3. How it Works
    There are two kinds of cyberbullying, direct attacks
    (messages sent to your kids directly) and cyberbullying by
    proxy (using others to help cyberbully the victim, either with
    or without the accomplice's knowledge). Because
    cyberbullying by proxy often gets adults involved in the
    harassment, it is much more dangerous (Parry).
  • 4. Direct Attack Examples
    Instant Messaging/Text Messaging
    Stealing Passwords
    Sending Pictures through E-mail and Cell Phones
    Internet Polling
    Interactive Gaming
    Sending Malicious Code
    Sending Porn and Other Junk E-mail
  • 5. Cyberbullying by Proxy
    Cyberbullying by proxy is when a cyberbully gets someone
    else to do their dirty work. Most of the time they are
    unwitting accomplices and don't know that they are being
    used by the cyberbully. Cyberbullying by proxy is the most
    dangerous kind of cyberbullying because it often gets adults
    involved in the harassment and people who don't know they
    are dealing with a kid or someone they know (Parry).
  • 6. Cyberbullying by Proxy Examples
    "Warning" or "Notify Wars" are an example of cyberbullying
    by proxy. Kids click on the warning or notify buttons on their
    IM screen or e-mail or chat screens, and alert the ISP or
    service provider that the victim has done something that
    violates their rules. If the victim receives enough warnings or
    notifications, they can lose their account. The service
    providers are aware of this abuse, and often check and see if
    the warning were justified. But all the cyberbully has to do is
    make the victim angry enough to say something rude or
    hateful back. Then, BINGO! they warn them, making it look
    like the victim had started it. In this case, the ISP or service
    provider is the innocent accomplice of the cyberbully
  • 7. Cyberbullying
    It is so important to protect and educate young people on
    using the Internet and to provide all users with a safe
    experience. How do you address “cyber-bullying”? Do you
    look at how individuals function in their family, school and
    work communities, how people deal with drama or politics,
    or how they treat others and present themselves? Or do you
    look at the parenting and teaching skills being presented in
    these individual lives (Cyberbullying Research Center, 2010)?
  • 8. Prevention
    To begin a successful decline in cyber-bullying education and
    interventions need to focus on building empathy, identifying
    escalation and techniques for stopping the cycle of abuse.
    Environments at home and school need to be one where
    people don’t get validated for negative attention and where
    they don’t see relationship drama as part of normal life
    (Collier, 2011).
  • 9. Prevention
    The Internet is not the problem here, as much as people
    think it is, it is just a tool in an ongoing battle for attention,
    validation, and status. Unless teachers and parents find
    effective ways of getting to the root of this problem, at home
    and in the classroom, the Internet will just continue to be
    used to reinforce what is pervasive offline. Cyber-bullying
    didn't come from out of nowhere, it is not new, and it is
    something school counselors, teachers, parents and risk-
    prevention practitioners among us do understand (Collier,
  • 10. Prevention
    When it comes to cyber-bullying we need to take the focus
    off of technology and put it on the social and environmental
    conditions that give rise to social cruelty offline as well as
    online. To defeat cyber-bullying, we need to create home and
    school cultures that encourage critical thinking about the
    right and wrong kinds of attention, validation, and status-
    seeking; teach perspective-taking; and cultivate self-worth,
    resilience, and a sense of belonging (Collier, 2011).
  • 11. References
    Collier, Anne. (2011). Understanding cyber-bullying from the inside out. Retrieved from
    Parry. Stop cyberbullying. Retrieved from
    (**this website was really hard to site because they did not list the author or the copyright)
    (2010). Cyberbullying research center.Retrieved from
    Twyman, Kimberly. (2010). Comparing Children and Adolescents Engaged in Cyberbullying to Matched Peers. Retrieved from
  • 12. Test Questions
    What is Direct Attack Cyberbullying?
    What is Cyberbullying by Proxy?
    True or False: The Internet is not the problem, it is just a tool in an ongoing battle for attention, validation, and status.
  • 13. Answers
    Direct Attack Cyberbullying is when threats or harassment is sent directly to the child through text messages, E-mail, websites or impersonation.
    Cyberbullying by proxy is when a cyberbully gets someone else to do their dirty work. Cyberbullying by Proxy is the most dangerous type of cyberbullying.