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Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying

  1. 1. Cyberbullying
  2. 2. Cyberbullying: Outline What is cyberbullying? What can I do to prevent or stop cyberbullying? What does it mean to be a digital citizen? What’s my responsibility to my online community? What does it mean to be a real person online?
  3. 3. Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is on the rise Bullying has moved from the schoolyard to the internet Image courtesy of Elijah Simith Elementary (Flickr)
  4. 4. Cyberbullying: StrategiesWhat can you do if you come across cyberbullying? Save the evidence Identify the person who is bullying Publicly demand that the bully stop the behavior
  5. 5. Cyberbullying: StrategiesWhat can you do if you come across cyberbullying? Ignore/block the bully File a complaint with the website’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) Contact the police if you think someone is in immediate danger
  6. 6. Cyberbullying: Star Wars Kid (click to view) Taken from YouTube
  7. 7. Cyberbullying: Star Wars Kid “Perhaps the greatest tragedy for Ghyslain Razais that he will forever be known as the Star Wars Kid.” – Dr. Alex Couros
  8. 8. Cyberbullying: Star Wars KidQuestions to Consider: What did you initially think of the video? How do you think people reacted to this video? How do you think this affected Raza?
  9. 9. Cyberbullying: Star Wars KidSome background info: This video was not uploaded by Raza, but instead by a schoolmate who had found the video in the basement of their school It was uploaded in 2003 and immediately went viral
  10. 10. Cyberbullying: Star Wars KidRaza’s family filed a lawsuit against four of hisschoolmates’ families under grounds. Theirstatement read that Raza: “had to endure, and still endures today, harassment and derision from his high-school mates and the public at large” “will be under psychiatric care for an indefinite amount of time”
  11. 11. Cyberbullying: Star Wars KidQuestions to Consider: Do you think Raza’s schoolmates intended to harm in this way? Have we as an online community learned from this? Would we act any different if this were to happen again?
  12. 12. Cyberbullying: Amanda Todd
  13. 13. Cyberbullying: Amanda Todd What makes Amanda’s story so compelling? How can we raise awareness of cyberbullying within our communities? What resources are available to the observers of cyberbullying? Can anything be done to prevent cyberbullying?
  14. 14. Cyberbullying: Megan Meier (click to view) Taken from YouTube
  15. 15. Cyberbullying: StrategiesWhat can you do to be a good digital citizen? Realize everything we do and say has an impact on others Consider the “Golden Rule” principle Image courtesy of Burkazoid (Flickr)
  16. 16. Cyberbullying: StrategiesWhat can you do to be a good digital citizen? Avoid discriminatory language and always use positive reinforcement If you see what you believe to be a cry of help, offer your support
  17. 17. What’s your digital tattoo?
  18. 18. Resources 01cyberbully250.jpg (c) Elijah Smith Elementary (http://www.flickr.com/photos/talweblog/437737613/in/photostream/). CC BY-ND-C 2.0 “Megan Meier Story.” 17 Nov. 2007. YouTube. Web. 10 Aug. 2012. “Star Wars Kid.” 15 Jan.2006. YouTube. Web. 10 Aug. 2012. The Golden Rule (c) Burkazoid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djburkey/4360903186/in/photostream/). CC BY-NC 2.0 tr

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