Cyber bullying


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John Gowland is an ICT teacher at Mirrabooka Senior High School in Western Australia

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Cyber bullying

  1. 1. Good teaching practice Don’t talk for more than ten minutes Best practice If its good enough to teach with its good enough for us. Teachers talk too much. W hat is it? W hy does it happen? W hat to do about it. If you can remember this WWW after my ten minutes then that will be proof talk short and meaningful.
  2. 2. Cyber-bullying Cyber-bullying  is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. [1] If you want this email me at
  3. 3. <ul><li>As it has become more common in society, particularly among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cyber-bullying has subsequently been defined as &quot;when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Sexting? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sexting  is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. 
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cyber-bullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender </li></ul><ul><li>but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e.,hate speech) </li></ul><ul><li>ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule in forums </li></ul><ul><li>posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation </li></ul>
  7. 7. In extreme cases, now many, can lead to suicide. Many famous cases Suicide of Megan Meier Suicide of Ryan Halligan Suicide of Tyler Clementi Fatma Scary and dangerous But we are all being watched kids need to know. Aciga
  8. 8. Why <ul><li>Cos they are kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Social pressure to be accepted in a group. </li></ul><ul><li>Overdramatise a conflict with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Think there will be no consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>As in bullies in real world, they have serious issues themselves such as low self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>They have little understanding of the pain they are causing. </li></ul><ul><li>But many reasons therefore many responses. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What to do about it. <ul><li>You will find it difficult on this one. Very few recourses on this one, even from our dept. </li></ul><ul><li>Look the fundamental issue is education. Use it as a tool in your interaction with kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at why? Go over these issues with students, especially the hurt they cause. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key factors. <ul><li>They must talk about it with someone. Parents, you, Student Services. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let the bully get away with it. Report them. </li></ul><ul><li>Show respect to everyone. If you don't like someone don't interact with them. </li></ul><ul><li>What you give out, will come back, its the way it has always worked. </li></ul><ul><li>Block them. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>BLOCK COMMUNICATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying is never OK and young people need to know how to deal with cyber-bullies.  In this section, we will provide advice on how to stop cyber-bullying by blocking communications on some of the popular websites and applications that young people use.  Each of these applications should have a &quot;Safety&quot; or &quot;Help&quot; section which outlines how to  stay in control  of your online experience. </li></ul><ul><li>MSN Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click on the person's name in your contact list and select the &quot;Block&quot; option.  You can also block someone in the conversation window when you are talking to them by selecting the &quot;Block&quot; button; </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the person from your contact list by right-clicking on their names and selecting the &quot;Delete&quot; option; </li></ul><ul><li>If someone is harassing or threatening you, click on the &quot;Help&quot; menu and select the &quot;Report Abuse&quot; option.  Action will be taken if the person is violating the Terms of Use. </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Access the person's profile and select the &quot;Block User&quot; function; </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the person from your friend list; </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy and then delete any comments they have made on your profile; </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy and then delete any emails they have sent through your MySpace inbox without opening them; </li></ul><ul><li>If they have created a fake profile of you or a friend, copy the URL of the profile and forward it to MySpace Customer Service; </li></ul><ul><li>You can report cyber-bullying to MySpace by clicking on the &quot;Contact MySpace&quot; link, selecting the &quot;Report Abuse&quot; topic and then the &quot;Cyber bullying&quot; sub-topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the &quot;Privacy&quot; page and enter the person's name in the &quot;Block&quot; search field at the bottom of the page; </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the person from your friend list; </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy and then delete any comments they have made on your profile; </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy and then delete any emails they have sent you through your Facebook inbox without opening them; </li></ul><ul><li>If someone has posted an image of you without your permission and named you in the photo, you can remove your name from the photo by selecting the &quot;Remove Tag&quot; option.  Ask the person who posted the image to take it down, Facebook cannot force people to remove photos unless they violate the Terms of Use.  If someone is constantly tagging you in embarrassing or inappropriate photos, remove them from your friend list so that they will no longer be able to tag you in photos; </li></ul><ul><li>If someone has posted an offensive post, you can report this to Facebook using the &quot;Report this Post&quot; link under each post. </li></ul><ul><li>Formspring </li></ul><ul><li>Access the person's profile and select the &quot;Block this person&quot; link at the bottom of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>You can block someone who has asked you a question by selected the &quot;Block&quot; option on that question. </li></ul><ul><li>A list of all those people you have blocked can be found in the Privacy Settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Access the person's profile and select the &quot;Block&quot; option; </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the person from your friend list; </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy and then delete any comments they have made on your profile; </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy and then delete any emails they have sent you through your Bebo inbox without opening them; </li></ul><ul><li>If someone is harassing you, contact the Bebo administration and they will be able to take action if the person is violating their Terms of Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Access the person's blog page and select the &quot;unfollow&quot; option on the right-hand side; </li></ul><ul><li>If you are being harassed or threatened, contact the Twitter administration and they will be able to take action if the person is violating their Terms of Service. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>If you have an account, you can report videos by selecting the &quot;Flag&quot; button under each video.  Select the most appropriate reason for reporting the video and a report will be sent to the YouTube administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Websites (Blogs, Gaming, Discussion Boards, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the administration of the website by clicking on the &quot;Contact&quot;, &quot;Help&quot; or Safety&quot; options available on most websites.  They will take action if the person is violating their Terms of Use. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your mobile phone company and find out if they are able to stop certain numbers calling, or texting, your phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at the policies your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the websites you are using have with regards to cyber-bullying and online harassment.  You may wish to save a copy of any forms of cyber-bullying so that you have a record of the activity should you report it.  Remember: Block first, delete later. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Integrate it into the curriculum <ul><li>Yes like the thousand and one other things! </li></ul><ul><li>Where’s the time, where’s the money. </li></ul><ul><li>No your not just a teacher anymore, you have scores of jobs and you deserve a lot more salary, recognition and much more . </li></ul><ul><li>But if you can – excellent. </li></ul><ul><li>In my role as an IT teacher, this year, the first thing I teach is how to be safe on Face book next year it will be the second the first will be How to deal with cyber bullies. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Restorative Justice <ul><li>Restorative justice  (also sometimes called &quot;reparative justice&quot; [1] ) is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of victims, offenders, as well as the involved community, instead of satisfying abstract legal principles or punishing the offender. Victims take an active role in the process, while offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, &quot;to repair the harm they've done. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Staff also. <ul><li>By students </li></ul><ul><li>By other staff members </li></ul><ul><li>By admin! </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>In media and pop culture </li></ul><ul><li>Adina's Deck — a film about three 8th-graders who help their friend who's been cyber-bullied. </li></ul><ul><li>Let's Fight It Together — a film produced by  Childnet International  to be used in schools to support discussion and awareness-raising around cyber-bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Odd Girl Out — a film about a girl who is bullied at school and online. </li></ul><ul><li>At a Distance — a short film produced by  NetSafe  for the 8-12-year-old audience. It highlights forms and effects of cyber-bullying and the importance of bystanders. </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbully (film) — an TV movie broadcast July 17, 2011 on  ABC Family . Similar to  Odd Girl Out , it too depicts a girl who is bullied at school and online. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want this email me at </li></ul>
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  17. 17. Getting Help If you have been bullied or witnessed others been bullied and need help contact:  Kids Help Line ( 1800 55 1800 )  is a free and confidential, telephone counseling service for 5 to 25 year olds in Australia.   Lifeline (13 11 14)  is a free and confidential service staffed by trained telephone counsellors.   The Australian Human Rights Commission ( 1300 656 419)  has a complaint handling service that may investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying From  
  18. 18. Getting help in WA <ul><li> </li></ul>