W. J. Clinton Elementary School
Mrs. Gloria Garcia, Librarian
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is people using technologies like
the internet or cell phones to hurt other
people’s feelings, trash their reputation, and
ruin their friendship with others by posting
harmful, hurtful and/or untrue information.
Examples of Cyberbullying
• Flaming – Angry online messages from one person to another
using harsh language.
• Harassment – Sending rude and hurtful messages several
• Denigration – Hurting someone’s image or making fun of
them online by posting rumors about them or even berating
• Cyberstalking – Sending rude and hurtful messages several
times online that can create intimidation and/or fear.
Examples of Cyberbullying
• Outing – Posting someone’s personal or embarrassing
information or photos online.
• Trickery – Convincing or fooling someone into sharing
personal information and posting it online.
• Exclusion – Rejecting and preventing someone from
participating in an online group in a malicious manner.
• Impersonation – Logging into someone else’s account and
sening out messages that could embarrass them.
• DON’T share secrets or photos online that might embarrass
• Keep your online passwords safe. DON’T share them with
anyone EXCEPT your parents.
• DON’T respond to emails or messages that are mean to you.
• If someone sends you a message that is mean or hurtful to
you or others, DON’T respond.
• If you or a friend are being cyberbullied, TELL a teacher or a
• Read each one of the following scenarios carefully.
• Click on the answer that best describes the scenario.
• If you don’t get it right the first time, try again.
Mike and James were in the same baseball team and James
pretended to be Mike’s friend. James asked Mike a lot of personal
questions. Mike confided in him thinking James would never
betray him because they were friends. That evening, James
posted Mike’s personal information online to embarrass Mike.
Some girls at school created a MySpace page rating several girls
online. They were making fun of the girl’s excessive weight,
intelligence and their appearance.
A. Cyber stalking
Sandra’s books fell down and she bent over to pick them up. Sally
took a picture of her “behind” with her cell phone camera. She
then sent the embarrassing picture to as many students and
friends at school and also posted the pictures online.
Johnny and Chase started arguing over a girl they both liked and
that they met online. Pretty soon, they were insulting each other
by using bad language.
Julie liked Tommy a lot but he told her he only wanted to be
friends, she got very upset. She started calling and texting him at
all hours of the day and night with rude messages.
C. Cyber stalking
D. All the above
Joseph and Paul did not get along with their classmates. They
watched their classmates closely as they logged into their e-mail
accounts. They wrote down their passwords and decided to get
even with them. That evening, they both logged onto their
classmates e-mail accounts and posted material that would
Melissa was excluded from participating in an online group
discussion by the popular girls at school. They all thought Melissa
was not “cool” enough and intentionally blocked her from chatting
B. Cyber stalking
When Jaime won first place in the poetry competition in school, he
started receiving mean and hurtful text messages. He eventually
had to change his number because the angry text messages
would not stop.
The information contained in this PowerPoint presentation is from
The Center for Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet
by Nancy Willard.
All clip art and sounds are from Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
(Office Home and Student 2007 Edition)