October 2012 cyberbullying kills

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I refer to posts in a website called RonKempMusic where he posted Ciara Pugsley, a 15 year old girl, succumbs to Cyberbullying and took her own life. Others listed include Amanda Todd – Age 15, David Herandez Barros – Age 16, and other new.
Are we losing the battle against bullying offline or cyberbullying online?
Only if we give up, stop sharing and caring!
Help us spread the word. Watch your children for some of the signs offered below.
National Bullying Prevention Month – October 2012 is here and marks the 7th anniversary of the event started in 2006 by the Pacer Organization

Although cyberbullying has been of our list of matters to blog about, I was not made aware October’s significance until I saw this video entitled TV Anchor Gets Called Fat, Has an Awesome Respond. “An anchor for a CBS affiliate in LaCrosse, Wisc., took what could have been a hurtful comment from a viewer and turned it into a powerful tirade against online bullying. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV read a letter from a viewer who took issue with the fact that she is overweight. “Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain,” the viewer wrote. “I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”” Read more
Legal definition
Cyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries as
• Actions that use information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm another or others.
• Use of communication technologies for the intention of harming another person
• Use of internet service and mobile technologies such as web pages and discussion groups as well as instant messaging or SMS text messaging with the intention of harming another person.
Examples of what constitutes cyberbullying include communications that seek to intimidate, control, manipulate, put down, falsely discredit, or humiliate the recipient. The actions are deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior intended to harm another. Cyberbullying has been defined by The National Crime Prevention Council: “when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.
A cyberbully may be a person whom the target knows or an online stranger. A cyberbully may be anonymous and may solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target. Wikipedia

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October 2012 cyberbullying kills

  1. 1. Bradley AssociatesOctober 2012Cyberbullying Killshttp://www.avoidingscamsonline.com/
  2. 2. I refer to posts in a website calledRonKempMusic where he posted Ciara Pugsley,a 15 year old girl, succumbs to Cyberbullyingand took her own life. Others listed includeAmanda Todd – Age 15, David Herandez Barros– Age 16, and other new.Are we losing the battle against bullying offlineor cyberbullying online?Only if we give up, stop sharing and caring!Help us spread the word. Watch your childrenfor some of the signs offered below.National Bullying Prevention Month – October2012 is here and marks the 7th anniversary ofthe event started in 2006 by the Pacer
  3. 3. Although cyberbullying has been of our list ofmatters to blog about, I was not made awareOctober’s significance until I saw this videoentitled TV Anchor Gets Called Fat, Has anAwesome Respond. “An anchor fora CBS affiliate in LaCrosse, Wisc., took whatcould have been a hurtful comment from aviewer and turned it into a powerful tiradeagainst online bullying. Jennifer Livingstonof WKBT-TV read a letter from a viewer whotook issue with the fact that she is overweight.“Obesity is one of the worst choices a personcan make and one of the most dangeroushabits to maintain,” the viewer wrote. “I leaveyou this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your
  4. 4. Legal definitionCyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries asActions that use information andcommunication technologies to supportdeliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by anindividual or group, that is intended to harmanother or others.Use of communication technologies for theintention of harming another personUse of internet service and mobile technologiessuch as web pages and discussion groups aswell as instant messaging or SMS textmessaging with the intention of harming another
  5. 5. Examples of what constitutes cyberbullyinginclude communications that seek to intimidate,control, manipulate, put down, falsely discredit,or humiliate the recipient. The actions aredeliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviorintended to harm another. Cyberbullying hasbeen defined by The National Crime PreventionCouncil: “when the Internet, cell phones orother devices are used to send or post text orimages intended to hurt or embarrass anotherperson.A cyberbully may be a person whom the targetknows or an online stranger. A cyberbully maybe anonymous and may solicit involvement of
  6. 6. Effects of Bullying – CovenantEyes“While bullying through physical intimidationhas long been a problem among teenagers,cyberbullying by using computers and smartphones to send rumors or post cruel messageshas become more prevalent in recentyears,” explains Dr. Jennifer Caudle. “Eventhough there might not be physical injuries,cyberbullying leaves deep emotional scars onthe victim.”Warning signs of being cyberbullied caninclude:• appearing sad, moody, or anxious
  7. 7. • experiencing a drop in grades• appearing upset after using the computer• appearing upset after viewing a text messageAt Covenant Eyes, we are committed toeducating parents and helping families safelynavigate the Web. We hope this free e-book forparents is a valuable resource for you.“Parenting theInternet Generation” Download itnow!You will also find a wealth of helpful articles onour blog, Breaking Free, and we encourage youto subscribe to our e-magazine, PureMindsOnline.
  8. 8. How to protect yourselfThe End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s themessage during PACER’s National BullyingPrevention Month in October.According to Reachout Australia• Don’t share your private information likepasswords, name and address, phonenumbers with people you don’t know. Becautious about sharing photos of yourself,your friends and your family• Don’t respond to messages when you areangry or hurt – either to strangers or peopleyou know. This will often encourage them tocontinue or increase their harassment of you
  9. 9. • Log out and stop messaging if you feel youare being harassed• Remember you have the option to block,delete and report anyone who is harassing youonline and on your mobile• Find out how to report bullying andharassment on each of the different socialnetworks that you use – see the Easy guide tosocialising online for info on how to do this ondifferent sites• Keep a record of calls, messages, posts andemails that may be hurtful or harmful to you• Remember to set up the privacy options onyour social networking sites like Facebook in away you are comfortable with.
  10. 10. Helpful Links, Programs and Campaigns on thisand others Kids and Young Adult matters• The Great American NO BULL Challenge• Internet Safety 101• Olweus Bullying Prevention Program• Stomp Out Bullying• Delete Digital Drama• Cyberbully411• STOP Cyberbullying• KidsHelplineThanks for reading and help us spread the wordaboutCyberbullying and National BullyingPrevention Month – October 2012
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