Cyber Bullying


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Cyber Bullying

  1. 1. Cyber Bullying<br />Cyber bullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones.<br />Cyber bullies could be anyone including<br />Classmates<br />Friends<br />Online acquaintances<br />Anonymous Users<br />Note: <br />*Usually they often know their victim* <br />
  2. 2. How are teens<br />cyber bullied?<br /> Some youth who cyber bully:<br /><ul><li>Pretend they are other people online to trick others
  3. 3. Spread lies and rumors about victims
  4. 4. Trick people into revealing personal information
  5. 5. Send or forward mean text messages
  6. 6. Post pictures of victims without their consent
  7. 7. Breaking into someone's email or instant message account to send cruel or untrue messages while posing as that person
  8. 8. Creating websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher
  9. 9. Using websites to rate peers as prettiest, ugliest, etc</li></li></ul><li>How Victims React<br />Positive Ways:<br /><ul><li>Blocking communication with the cyber bully
  10. 10. Deleting messages without reading them
  11. 11. Talking to a friend about the bullying
  12. 12. Reporting the problem to an Internet service provider or website moderator</li></ul>Some feel embarrassed, angry, hurt, or scared causing emotions such as:<br /><ul><li>Seeking revenge on the bully
  13. 13. Avoiding friends and activities
  14. 14. Cyber bullying back</li></ul>If being harassed talk to a:<br /><ul><li>parent
  15. 15. teacher
  16. 16. law enforcement officer
  17. 17. trusted adult</li></li></ul><li>Effects of Cyber Bullying<br />It can be far reaching. Kids can send emails making fun of someone to their entire class or school with a few clicks, or post them on a website for the whole world to see.<br /> it’s more extreme to its victims because of several factors:<br />It occurs in the child's home. Being bullied at home can take away the place children feel most safe.<br />It may seem inescapable. It may seem easy to get away from a cyber bully by just getting offline, but for some kids not going online takes away one of the major places they socialize.<br />It can be harsher. Often kids say things online that they wouldn't say in person, mainly because they can't see the other person's reaction. <br />It can be anonymous. Cyber bullies often hide behind screen names and email addresses that don't identify who they are. Not knowing who is responsible for bullying messages can add to a victim's insecurity.<br />
  18. 18. Stay Cyber-Safe<br /><ul><li>Never post or share your personal information online (this includes your full name, address, telephone number, school name, parents’ names, credit card number, or Social Security number) or your friends’ personal information.
  19. 19. Never share your Internet passwords with anyone, except your parents.
  20. 20. Never meet anyone face-to-face whom you only know online.
  21. 21. Talk to your parents about what you do online.</li></li></ul><li>Statistics<br /><ul><li>42% of kids have been bullied while online.
  22. 22. 35% of kids have been threatened online.
  23. 23. 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
  24. 24. 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online
  25. 25. 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online
  26. 26. 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.</li></li></ul><li>CYBER BULLIES TECHNOLOGY<br /><ul><li>E-mail
  27. 27. Cell phones
  28. 28. Pager text messages
  29. 29. Instant messaging
  30. 30. Defamatory personal web sites
  31. 31. Defamatory online personal polling web sites
  32. 32. Chat rooms </li></li></ul><li>Differences<br />BULLYING<br />DIRECT<br />Occurs on <br /> school property<br />Poor relationships <br /> with teachers<br />Fear retribution<br /> Physical: Hitting, Punching & Shoving<br /> Verbal: Teasing, Name calling & Gossip<br /> Nonverbal: Use of gestures & Exclusion<br />CYBER BULLYING<br />ANONYMOUS<br />Occurs off<br /> school property<br />Good relationships with teachers<br />Fear loss of technology privileges<br />Further under the radar than bullying<br />Emotional reactions cannot be determined<br />
  33. 33. Legal Concerns<br /> Making threats of violence <br /> Making harassing phone calls<br /> Harassment or stalking<br /> Hate or bias crimes<br /> Creating or sending sexually explicit images <br /> Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy expected<br />
  34. 34. Preventing Cyber Bullying<br /><ul><li>Refuse to pass along cyber bullying messages
  35. 35. Tell friends to stop cyber bullying
  36. 36. Block communication with cyber bullies
  37. 37. Report cyber bullying to a trusted adult</li></ul>*Remember that the Internet is accessed by millions of people all over the world*<br />
  38. 38. Additional Help….<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />