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  • Bullies, come in all shapes and sizes and can be hard to identify. But one thing's for sure, we've all come in contact with a bully at some point or another. As a parent, it's your responsibility to teach your child how to properly, respond. Create an environment that helps your child build friendships. I would like to share this link, about a service on how to protect your children. Luckily, read an article about like an on-star for phone that has been working perfectly for me and my son. With just a click of a button, you get conferenced with an emergency response agent, a list of people in your so called-safety network, and can even get escalated to the nearest 911. Check it here:
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  • Cyberbullying

    1. 1. CYBERBULLYING is coming to a school near you Francesco Secondi 10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    2. 2. Cyberbullying <ul><li>1) To what extent do adolescents experience cyberbullying? </li></ul><ul><li>2) What are the characteristics of cyberbullying? </li></ul><ul><li>3) What are the types of tools used for cyberbullying? </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    3. 3. Philip M. Brown Ph.D. <ul><li>School is the most powerful public social context for young people, and it is here that the struggle to form a positive social identity tests the resources and sense of self that children and adolescents bring with them to the daily fray. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    4. 4. Definition <ul><li>Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies such as e-mail, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.&quot; </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    5. 5. STATS <ul><li>Sadly, adults are often unaware of bullying problems. In one study, 70% of teachers believed they intervene &quot;almost always&quot; in bullying situations; only 25% of students agreed with this assessment. Parents, teachers, and other adults must do their part to create an atmosphere in which bullying is not tolerated. United States Dept. of Health and Human Services </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    6. 6. Bullying can take forms such as: <ul><li>• Physical bullying, (hitting) </li></ul><ul><li>• Verbal bullying, (teasing) </li></ul><ul><li>• Nonverbal or emotional bullying, </li></ul><ul><li>(such as social exclusion) </li></ul><ul><li>• Cyberbullying, ( sending insulting messages by e-mail). </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    7. 7. Students who are the targets of repeated bullying behaviour can, and often do, experience extreme fear and stress. <ul><li>• Fear of going to school </li></ul><ul><li>• Fear of using the school bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>• Fear of the bus ride to and from school </li></ul><ul><li>• Physical symptoms of illness </li></ul><ul><li>• Diminished ability to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! Campaign (U.S. Dept. of HHS) </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    8. 8. Cyberbullying is coming to a school near you if it hasn't already. The concerns include: <ul><li>Cyberbullying can be much more damaging psychologically and much more intense. </li></ul><ul><li>It creates a barrier between the bully and the victim. This can allow someone who normally wouldn't be a bully to become one because there is no face to face contact. </li></ul><ul><li>It is difficult to catch the cyberbully. When identified, the suspects defence is often that it was someone else impersonating them using their password. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    9. 9. The concerns include: <ul><li>Camera phones are making cyberbullying more creative. Taking someone’s picture and then manipulating it, then posting it on a web site or in e-mail. Imagine getting an e-mail of a nude individual with your face attached to it, and you’re only a teenager. </li></ul><ul><li>Many think this behavior is a joke and not as serious as bullying face to face. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    10. 10. Here are some lessons you can teach your child: (Parents) <ul><li>Teach Children the Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive Behavior Children should be taught to ask nicely for things and to respond directly to one another. They need to know that it's OK to say &quot;no&quot; to an unfriendly demand. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Children How to Ignore Routine Teasing Help a child understand that she does not have to respond to rude remarks or mean questions. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    11. 11. teach your child: <ul><li>Encourage Children to Express Feelings in a Positive Way Role-play with your child to help her think of ways to work out problems with a classmate. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Children to Trust and Value Their Own Feelings They can take pride in not giving in to bullies, and to handling problems in a positive, respectful manner. This will build self-esteem, which helps children reject negative peer pressure. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    12. 12. teach your child: <ul><li>Encourage Children to Ask for Help Assure your child that they can and should tell someone they trust when they feel scared, threatened, or so annoyed that they cannot concentrate on their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay Close Attention to Your Child's Behavior Watching for changes in your child's natural emotional rhythm will alert you to possible difficulties. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Importantly of All - LISTEN to Your Child Let your child know that you are interested in what she has to say and that you support her. Listening to your child is vital in building a sense of self worth. Create a comfortable atmosphere for talking with you about both the good and bad things going on in her world. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    13. 13. Types of Crimes: <ul><li>Art 163 1(1) C.c++ Production, Distribution, Possesion of Child pornography. </li></ul><ul><li>Art 173 (1) (2) C.cIndecent act (exposure) </li></ul><ul><li>Art 264 C.c Criminal harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Art 264(1) C.c Uttering threats </li></ul><ul><li>Art 297 C.c Defamatory Libel (publishing)(299) </li></ul><ul><li>Art 318 C.c Hate propaganda </li></ul><ul><li>Art 346 (1) C.c Extortion </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    14. 14. Tips <ul><li>Chat-rooms and Instant Messaging - Your child needs to know these tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never give out her personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not share passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If receiving inappropriate messages, disconnect or block the sender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not respond to inappropriate messages or begin any dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never give out the name of their school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No child should ever agree to meet anyone from a chat-room. That 17 year-old stud could very well be a adult predator or pedophile. </li></ul></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    15. 15. Tips <ul><li>E-Mail </li></ul><ul><li>- Once again, do not respond. Go to the source button to get information on tracking where it was sent from. If it was sent from someone at school, print the e-mail to use as proof. Parents can contact the school or their service provider to see what options are available. If there are threats involved, contacting the police is always an option. (NEVER EARASE) </li></ul><ul><li>Look into e-mail filters, creating folders for these e-mails, and spam software to block them. Whatever you choose, it will never be 100% perfect in blocking unwanted e-mails. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    16. 16. Resources for students and teachers about bullying : <ul><li>  Cyber Smart!: Dealing with Online Bullies lesson plan   Anti-Bully Crisis Hotline—a toll-free number that students can use to talk with a trustworthy person about bullying   Safe Child—webpage that addresses bullying and how to combat it   Cyberbullies </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    17. 17. SEX OFFENDERS <ul><li>These individuals gradually seduce their targets through the use of attention, affection, kindness and yes even gifts. </li></ul><ul><li>These individuals are often willing to devote considerable amount of time, money and energy in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be aware of the latest music, hobbies and interests of children. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    18. 18. Cyber Child Sex Offender Terminology <ul><li>Travelers those who manipulate or coerce kids to meet them in person for sexual purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Collectors those involved in collecting child pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers those who create child pornography on any type of medium (all manufacturers are collectors) </li></ul><ul><li>Chatters those presenting themselves as trustworthy individuals in chat sessions </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    19. 19. The Perfect Victim <ul><li>Ideal age: 11-14 </li></ul><ul><li>No or little parental involvement </li></ul><ul><li>No definite bedtime </li></ul><ul><li>Can be away from home without anyone knowing where he/she is </li></ul><ul><li>Has exclusive use of the computer in a private area </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    20. 20. What are signs that your might be at RISK on-line <ul><li>You spend a large amounts of time on-line, especially at night. </li></ul><ul><li>You have pornography on you r computer. </li></ul><ul><li>You receive phone calls from men you don’t know or your making calls, sometimes long distance , to people you don’t really know. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    21. 21. <ul><li>You receive mail, gifts, or packages from someone you don’t know. </li></ul><ul><li>You turn the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when your parents come into the room. </li></ul><ul><li>You become withdrawn from the family. </li></ul><ul><li>You are using an on-line account belonging to someone else. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    22. 22. Contact your local Police IF…. <ul><li>You or anyone in your household has received child pornography. </li></ul><ul><li>You have been sexually solicited by someone who knows that you are under 18 years of age. </li></ul><ul><li>You have received sexually explicit images from someone. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    23. 23. Canadian Child Protection Law <ul><li>Luring of Children on the Internet In 2002, Section 172.1 was added to the Code to criminalize electronic communication with a person believed to be a child for the purpose of facilitating the commission of sexual offences. Depending on the offence, the requisite age (real or believed) of the intended victim varies from 14 to 18. </li></ul><ul><li>Punishment </li></ul><ul><li>Internet luring of children is punishable on summary of conviction. The maximum penalty is a fine of $2000, and/or imprisonment for up to six months. For an indictment, imprisonment is up to five years. </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    24. 24. I T ’ S A L L A B O U T T H E K I D S <ul><li>The growing number and the level of severity of cyberbulling call for our educators, researchers, administrators and authorities to take actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Francesco Secondi Sgt-Detective </li></ul><ul><li>Montreal Police Service </li></ul><ul><li>High Tech Crime Unit </li></ul><ul><li>(514) 280-6805 </li></ul>10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit
    25. 25. QUESTIONS 10/06/09 Montreal Police Service High Tech Crime Unit