Harassment- Insulting and rude messagesDenigration- Sending disturbing information that is derogatory and untrue this also includes sending digitally altered picturesFlaming- Fighting using angry languageImpersonation- using a person's online identity to send or post vicious or embarrassing material to othersOuting or Trickery- tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information and forwarding it to others Cyber Stalking- Repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm or are highly intimidating
Some other signs of cyber bullying are a decline in academic performance, or a child appearing to be upset after using the computer or viewing a text message.
Some ways to find out the prevalence is through class meeting, surveys, and focus groups. Cyber bullying lessons should be integrated into the school’s curriculum
The school should encourage parents to talk to their children about cyber bullying and its consequences
Introduction<br />Cyber bullying is any form of bullying done with the use of technology whether it is the internet or cell phones<br />Cyber bullies are often anonyms this could leave the victim feeling stressed because they do not know who is causing them this pain. <br />
Introduction<br />Cyber bullying has a trend of increasing in elementary aged students and peaking during middle school years.<br />There are many forms of cyber bullying<br />Children experiencing cyber bullying may also experience traditional bullying in school<br />
Some Forms of Cyber Bullying<br />Harassment<br />Denigration<br />Flaming<br />Impersonation<br />Outing or Trickery<br />Cyber Stalking<br />
Signs of Cyber Bullying <br />Sad<br />Lack of interest in social activities<br />Avoids school <br />
Gender Differences in Cyber Bullying <br />Girls tend to make fun of others based on their physical appearance<br />Boys tend to make more sexually explicit comments <br />
Who is Targeted <br />Anyone can be a victim of cyber bullying however children who are considered over weight, small in size, overly sensitive, or learning disabled are often the focus of cyber bullies. <br />
Statistics on Cyber Bullying <br />25% of girls reported being cyber bullied in the past two months.<br />11% of boys reported being cyber bullied in the past two months.<br />
Steps to Limit Cyber Bullying<br />The first step in trying to stop cyber bullying is to know how prevalent it is in your school<br />Educate students on cyber bullying<br />Updating policies that prohibit harassment through the use of technology <br />
Continued…<br />Educate parents on cyber bullying<br />Create a school atmosphere that allows students to feel comfortable reporting any cyber bullying<br />
Conclusion<br />Cyber bullying is a growing problem in schools today<br />It is up to teachers to know the signs of cyber bullying and ways to prevent it<br />
References <br />Whitaker, Jodi L., and Brad J. Bushman. "Online Dangers: Keeping Children and Adolescents Safe." Washington and Lee Law Review. 66.3 (Summer 2009): 1053-63.<br />Beale, Andrew V., and Kimberly R. Hall. "Cyberbullying: What School Administrators (and Parents) Can Do." The Clearing House. 81.1 (September/October 2007): 8-12.<br />http://www.olweus.org/public/cyber_bullying.page<br />
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