Cyber Bullying In Schools


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  • 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
  • Cyber Bullying In Schools

    1. 1. Cyber bullying In Schools<br />By: Amanda Voltattorni <br />EDU 290 @ 9:30<br />
    2. 2. 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 />
    3. 3. 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 />
    4. 4. Some Forms of Cyber Bullying<br />Harassment<br />Denigration<br />Flaming<br />Impersonation<br />Outing or Trickery<br />Cyber Stalking<br />
    5. 5. Signs of Cyber Bullying <br />Sad<br />Lack of interest in social activities<br />Avoids school <br />
    6. 6. 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 />
    7. 7. 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 />
    8. 8. 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 />
    9. 9. 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 />
    10. 10. Continued…<br />Educate parents on cyber bullying<br />Create a school atmosphere that allows students to feel comfortable reporting any cyber bullying<br />
    11. 11. 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 />
    12. 12. 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 /><br />