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
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