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Cyberbullying

  1. 1. Stopping CyberbullyingStopping Cyberbullying By David SusnikBy David Susnik
  2. 2. What is Cyberbullying?What is Cyberbullying?  According toAccording to www.stopcyberbullying.orgwww.stopcyberbullying.org cyberbullying is “when a child, preteen,cyberbullying is “when a child, preteen, or teen is tormented, threatened,or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, orharassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another child,otherwise targeted by another child, preteen, or teen using the Internet,preteen, or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies, orinteractive and digital technologies, or mobile phones. It has to have a minormobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have beenon both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against anotherinstigated by a minor against another minor.” (Aftab, P., 2012)minor.” (Aftab, P., 2012) Courtesy PowerPoint Clip Art (Office 2003)
  3. 3. What is the Difference BetweenWhat is the Difference Between Cyberbullying and Bullying?Cyberbullying and Bullying?  There are many key differencesThere are many key differences between bullying and cyberbullyingbetween bullying and cyberbullying  In most cases bullying is only face-to-In most cases bullying is only face-to- face, whereas cyberbullying can occurface, whereas cyberbullying can occur at any time of the day or nightat any time of the day or night  It is easy to figure out who a physicalIt is easy to figure out who a physical bully is, while cyberbullies often hide inbully is, while cyberbullies often hide in anonymity.anonymity.  Only a handful of spectators mayOnly a handful of spectators may witness physical bullying, while manywitness physical bullying, while many more can see online cyberbullyingmore can see online cyberbullying occur.occur.  You may be able to run away from aYou may be able to run away from a real life bully, but it can be hard toreal life bully, but it can be hard to escape computer cyberbullying.escape computer cyberbullying.  A regular bully is only effective if theyA regular bully is only effective if they are close to their target, where aare close to their target, where a cyberbully can strike from anycyberbully can strike from any destination.destination. Courtesy PowerPoint Clip Art (Office 2003)
  4. 4. Issues that Arise fromIssues that Arise from CyberbullyingCyberbullying  With the Internet as we know it onlyWith the Internet as we know it only being a couple of decades old, onlinebeing a couple of decades old, online bullying is a relatively new form ofbullying is a relatively new form of bullying. Because of this, many peoplebullying. Because of this, many people don’t know how to deal with it.don’t know how to deal with it.  It may take some time for a person toIt may take some time for a person to fully realize they are the victim offully realize they are the victim of cyberbullying.cyberbullying.  Because it is such a new thing, victimsBecause it is such a new thing, victims probably haven’t been taught how toprobably haven’t been taught how to handle these situations as well as ahandle these situations as well as a situation involving a physical bully who issituation involving a physical bully who is standing right in front of them.standing right in front of them. Courtesy PowerPoint Clip Art (Office 2003)
  5. 5. Staggering StatisticsStaggering Statistics  43% of kids have been bullied online.43% of kids have been bullied online.  Only 1 in 10 report the abuse to aOnly 1 in 10 report the abuse to a parent or adult.parent or adult.  Girls are twice as likely as boys to beGirls are twice as likely as boys to be both victims and perpetrators ofboth victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying.cyberbullying.  Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times moreBullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.likely to consider committing suicide.  75% of students admit to visiting a75% of students admit to visiting a website bashing another student.website bashing another student.  68% of teens agree that cyberbullying68% of teens agree that cyberbullying is a serious problem.is a serious problem.  Cell phones are the most commonCell phones are the most common medium for cyberbullying, and socialmedium for cyberbullying, and social media is the most common tool.media is the most common tool.  Results courtesy ofResults courtesy of (www.DoSomething.org, 2014).(www.DoSomething.org, 2014). Courtesy PowerPoint Clip Art (Office 2003)
  6. 6. Warning Signs of VictimsWarning Signs of Victims  Alcohol and drug abuseAlcohol and drug abuse  Skipping schoolSkipping school  Poor gradesPoor grades  Low self-esteemLow self-esteem  Lose interest in extra curricular activitiesLose interest in extra curricular activities  Experience more health problemsExperience more health problems  Anxious or nervous around computersAnxious or nervous around computers  Discussing revengeDiscussing revenge  Self-destructive behaviorsSelf-destructive behaviors  Change in eating or sleeping patternsChange in eating or sleeping patterns  Mood swingsMood swings  Sudden lack of interest in using computersSudden lack of interest in using computers or other electronic devicesor other electronic devices Courtesy PowerPoint Clip Art (Office 2003)
  7. 7. What to DoWhat to Do  Don’t respond or try to be a bully back.Don’t respond or try to be a bully back.  Initially try to ignore it. If you ignore aInitially try to ignore it. If you ignore a bully, they may get bored with you.bully, they may get bored with you.  If it continues, immediately report it to aIf it continues, immediately report it to a school administrator, your parents, or theschool administrator, your parents, or the police.police.  Keep evidence of the cyberbullying.Keep evidence of the cyberbullying. Save messages and record dates thatSave messages and record dates that they were sent. You will have a lot morethey were sent. You will have a lot more legal power if you have evidence againstlegal power if you have evidence against the bully.the bully.  Block the bully from any friend lists orBlock the bully from any friend lists or groups on social media websites, andgroups on social media websites, and report the abuse to the site. They oftenreport the abuse to the site. They often have terms of service that the bully ishave terms of service that the bully is breaking.breaking. Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
  8. 8. ResourcesResources  http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/index.htmlhttp://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/index.html  http://cyberbullying.us/http://cyberbullying.us/  http://stopcyberbullying.org/prevention/index.htmlhttp://stopcyberbullying.org/prevention/index.html  http://nobullying.com/how-to-report-cyberbullying/http://nobullying.com/how-to-report-cyberbullying/

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