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Cyber Bullying
Social and Ethical Issues in the Digital Era
By: Courtney Royal
CYBER BULLYING
Evolution of Cyber Bullying
What Cyber Bullying is
Legislation Around the
Harassment
Real Life Case Examples
What We Can D...
21rst Century
• Digital media and networked technologies are
part of our everyday life
• Our culture has become reliant on...
What is Cyber Bullying?
• Cyber Bullying: torment, harassment, intimidation or
pressure that is applied to an individual t...
…What is Cyber Bullying?
• Mimicking typical bullying, cyber bullying can be
contact specifically between two individuals
...
Legislation
• Because of its infancy there are a lack of laws
• First Amendment Rights debate
• Schools lack the ability t...
Cases
There have been many cases of cyber bullying over the
years that example what a huge issue it has become.
Even thoug...
The Megan Meier Case
• 13 years old
• Myspace Account
• "Megan gets an e-mail, or a message from Josh on her
MySpace on Oc...
The Amanda Todd Case
• 15 years old
• Traditional bullying led to cyber bullying
• Fueled by Social Media
• “I'm strugglin...
Take Action
• Raise Awareness
• Educate
• Eliminate the “Participation Gap”
• Collaboration between parents, schools, stud...
If you or anyone you know are having
thoughts of suicide remember that no
matter what problems you are dealing
with, the s...
#STOPBULLYING
(2015, April 25). Words Kill [digital image]. Retrieved from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/60/7f...
REFERENCES
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  1. 1. Cyber Bullying Social and Ethical Issues in the Digital Era By: Courtney Royal CYBER BULLYING
  2. 2. Evolution of Cyber Bullying What Cyber Bullying is Legislation Around the Harassment Real Life Case Examples What We Can Do! References Abstract This is a presentation on cyber bullying and its effects, along with the help of prevention and education. New Media has influenced cyber bullying to become an increasing and dangerous problem. Prevention and education are necessary in order to effectively respond and address the issue. We will learn how cyber bullying has come to be, main characteristics of cyber bullying, and where legislation stands. We will also interact and learn about live cases of victims and we will become informed on what we can do to raise awareness and prevent!
  3. 3. 21rst Century • Digital media and networked technologies are part of our everyday life • Our culture has become reliant on technology for means of communication • Participatory cultures have expanded tremendously • Spatial relation has been eliminated
  4. 4. What is Cyber Bullying? • Cyber Bullying: torment, harassment, intimidation or pressure that is applied to an individual that takes place by using new media • Text messages • Emails • Postings on social networking sites • Occurs between minors • When an adult becomes involved, the behavior is then labeled as cyber harassment or cyber stalking • Opportunity for continuous behavior
  5. 5. …What is Cyber Bullying? • Mimicking typical bullying, cyber bullying can be contact specifically between two individuals described as direct attacks as well as attacks with assistance through an accomplice referred to as cyber bullying by proxy • Internet provides explicit opportunity to bully. It tends to equalize everyone. “What makes cyber bullying so dangerous…is that anyone can practice it without having to confront the victim. You don’t have to be strong or fast, simply equipped with a cell phone or computer and a willingness to terrorize” (Kowalski, Limber & Agatston, 2006)
  6. 6. Legislation • Because of its infancy there are a lack of laws • First Amendment Rights debate • Schools lack the ability to regulate • Handled by a case-by-case basis • Urging laws to catch up on time
  7. 7. Cases There have been many cases of cyber bullying over the years that example what a huge issue it has become. Even though disheartening, it is very important for society to hear about these real life situations so that they understand the severity. No child is safe from this. Harassment leads to depression, loneliness, and decreased self worth, all of which have great potential to lead to suicide in which we refer to as “bullicide” “20% of respondents reported seriously thinking about attempting suicide. All forms of bullying were significantly associated with increases in suicidal ideation. Cyber bullying victims were almost twice as likely to have attempted suicide compared to youth who had not experienced cyber bullying” (Hinduja & Patchin, 2010)
  8. 8. The Megan Meier Case • 13 years old • Myspace Account • "Megan gets an e-mail, or a message from Josh on her MySpace on Oct. 15, 2006, saying, 'I don't know if I want to be friends with you any longer because I hear you're not nice to your friends,’ Tina Meier said…. Tina Meier discovered her daughter's body in a bedroom closet on Oct. 16, 2006. Megan had hanged herself and died a day later”(ABC News, 2007). • http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/ (2015, April 25). Photo of Megan Meier [digital image]. Retrieved from http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megans-story.html
  9. 9. The Amanda Todd Case • 15 years old • Traditional bullying led to cyber bullying • Fueled by Social Media • “I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I'd rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don't hate, although im sure I'll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyones future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I'm still here aren't I ?” • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHXGNx-E7E • http://amandatoddlegacy.org/ (2015, April 25). Photo of Amanda Todd [digital image]. Retrieved from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/Amanda_Todd_-_01.jpg (2015, April 25). Photo of Amanda Todd YouTube Video [digital image]. Retrieved from http://blog.funeralone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/1.png
  10. 10. Take Action • Raise Awareness • Educate • Eliminate the “Participation Gap” • Collaboration between parents, schools, students, and law enforcement • Know what to look for There are several warning signs to look for. These can include: • Noticing a child unexpectedly stop using the computer or other media • Apparent anxiety when browsing participatory cultures • The sudden occurrence of appearing uneasy about going to school and signs of anger, depression • Frustration when using new medias Indication of a child being involved in cyber bullying acts include: • Switching screens or programs when others walk by • Using technologies late at night • Avoiding conversations about their usage • Using multiple accounts that are not their own http://www.stopbullying.gov/
  11. 11. If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide remember that no matter what problems you are dealing with, the suicide prevention lifeline is here to help you find a reason to keep living. You are not alone. Call 1-800-273-TALK you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
  12. 12. #STOPBULLYING (2015, April 25). Words Kill [digital image]. Retrieved from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/60/7f/14/607f14229254ad36b268ba3bd27d4288.jpg
  13. 13. REFERENCES

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