Inservice cyberbullyingpwpt

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Inservice cyberbullyingpwpt

  1. 1. WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOWCYBER BULLYINGPresented by Jill Sooy
  2. 2. What is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying involves sending or postingharmful or cruel text or images using theInternet (instant messaging, e-mails, chatrooms, or social networking sites) or otherdigital communication devices such as cellphones. It can involve stalking, threats,harassment, impersonation, humiliation,trickery, and exclusion.
  3. 3. The Facts: 93% of teens 12-17 go online 63% of online teens go online daily 89% on online teen go online from home, and most ofthem go online from home most often. 77% go online at school 71% go online from friends or relatives homes 60% go online from a library 27% go online from their mobile phone 76% of household with teens go online via broadband,10% via dial up, and 12% do not have access at home.
  4. 4. Teen Connections 75% of teens have a cell phone No gender or race/ethnic differences in ownership 50% of teens with phones talk to friends daily 54% of teens send test messages daily 27% use their phone to go online 73% of teens use an online social network site 37% of SNS users send messages through socialnetworks daily 80% of teens have a game console 51% of teens have a portable gaming device Teens connect and interact with others online through games
  5. 5. Bullying Statistics 42% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 havehad it happen more than once. 35% have been threatened. Nearly 1 in 5 havehad it happen more than once. 21% have received mean or threatening e-mail. 53% admit having said something hurtful toanother person online. 58% have not told their parents about somethinghurtful done to them online. Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey on 1500 students in grades 1-4
  6. 6. Quiz for Parents Do you know what this means?WUFRUUP4ITPAWP911MOTOSIPN
  7. 7. What Parents Can Do to Help Talk with kids about risks of the Internet Learn what kids are doing on line and keeptrack of online behavior Become familiar with sites kids visit (MySpace, Facebook,Twitter, etc.) Remind them to never give out personal info Remind kids they should never meet face-to-face with someone they meet online.
  8. 8. Continued… Share examples of inappropriate incidentsthat can happen online Communicate online rules to kids and enforcerules with consequences Keep computers in a place where onlineactivity is hard to hide Explain that cyber bullies aren’t alwaysanonymous; they can be traced and located Use parental controls & tracking programs
  9. 9. What To Do ifYour Child is Bullied Be aware of warning signs Reluctance to use the computer Change in mood or behavior Reluctance to go to school Poor school performance Be alert that your child could be bullyingothers Document any bullying
  10. 10. What To Do Continued… Tell child you won’t blame them if bullied. One main reason kids don’t tell adults is fear oflosing computer privileges Contact the school to seek help from schoolpsychologist, counselor, and principal File a complaint with the web site, ISP, or cellphone company Contact the police if the cyber bullyingincludes threats
  11. 11. What Kids Need to Know Never give out personal information online Do not tell anyone you password, evenfriends Do not retaliate It can escalate the harassment & make it unclearwho was the aggressor Tell the bully to stop or ignore Make hard copies Show and adult before deleting anything
  12. 12. Continued… Block future communication and clean upbuddy lists Do not say anything online you are notcomfortable having other people know If a friend cyber bullies, tell them to stop
  13. 13. School Response Incorporate cyber bullying into all relevantschool policies Bullying Harassment Internet and cell phone policies Determine the extent of cyber bullying in theschool population Educate staff members, students, andparents about cyber bullying
  14. 14. School Response continued… Closely monitor students’ computer use atschool. Use filtering and tracking software. Teach student internet safety Investigate all reports of cyber bullying NOW Support student who are victims Understand legal obligations and restrictions Contact police if acts involve threats,extortion, harassment, or hate crimes
  15. 15. Cyber Bullying Effectson Health Sleep disturbances Feelings of sadness or anger Stomach pain Headaches Anxiety Depression Substance abuse Suicidal thoughts
  16. 16. Cyber Bullying Effects onSchool Performance Absenteeism Behavior problems Lack of confidence Declining performance in the classroom Limited goals for the future and decreaseddesire to do well
  17. 17. Conclusion Ryan Halligan’s story and short video clip FinalThoughts Questions and Answers

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