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Cyberbullying: What it is and how it affects YOU


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This is an accompanying slideshow to a presentation given to students in March 2007 at International School Dhaka. It gives some basic definitions and points to other online resources. It is accompanied by a wiki page at

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Cyberbullying: What it is and how it affects YOU

  1. 1. Cyberbullying What it is and how it affects YOU
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>Cyberbullying is sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is it found? <ul><li>E-mails </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Text or digital imaging messages sent on cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages, </li></ul><ul><li>Web logs (blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms or discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Other information communication technologies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cyberbullying information <ul><li>Watch video on Cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>(by Parry Aftab from ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Cyberbullys <ul><li>The 'Vengeful Angel' </li></ul><ul><li>The 'Power-hungry' which includes 'Revenge of the Nerds' </li></ul><ul><li>The 'Mean Girl’ </li></ul><ul><li>The 'Inadvertent“ </li></ul><ul><li>Watch ‘ Mean Girl ’ animation </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Student Perspective….. <ul><li>Watch video created by a student about cyberbullying </li></ul>
  7. 7. Discussion Questions <ul><li>What are students doing when they cyberbully? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they do it? What hardware and software is being used? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have cyberbullying at this school? </li></ul><ul><li>What form does it take? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Are YOU a cyberbully? <ul><li>Complete ‘ Are you a Cyberbully ?’ survey </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate your score /18 </li></ul><ul><li>Survey adapted from Stop Bullying </li></ul>
  9. 9. Survey Results! <ul><li>0-5 points = Caring Cyber Citizen : Congratulations! You’re a caring cyber citizen! Your online behavior is exemplary! Keep up the good work! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Survey Results! <ul><li>6-10 points = Cyber Risky : Well, you’re not perfect, but few people are. Chances are you haven’t done anything terrible and were just having fun, but try not to repeat your behaviours, since they are all offences. Keep in mind the pain that your fun might be causing others! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Survey Results! <ul><li>11-18 points = Cyber Careless : You’re online behaviour needs to be reproached! You have done way too many cyber no-no’s! Keep in mind that these practices are dangerous, wrong, and punishable and try to clean up that cyber record! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Survey Results! <ul><li>More than 18 points = Cyber Bully : Put on the breaks and turn that PC/MAC/text-messaging device around! You are headed in a very bad direction. You qualify, without doubt, as a cyberbully. You need to sign off and think about where that little mouse of yours has been clicking before serious trouble results for you and/or your victim(s), if it hasn’t happened already! </li></ul>
  13. 13. More Student Videos <ul><li>Students at Shanghai American School created these short videos to share their ideas about cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Cyberbullying Speech ’ by Raymond </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Cyberbullying ’ by Matthew </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Cyberbullying ’ by Tait </li></ul>
  14. 14. Online Netiquette <ul><li>Start by making sure you are sending things to the right place, that it arrives and that the right person gets it. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it worth sending? Don’t waste peoples’ time or bandwidth with junk, chain e-mails and false rumours </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted from Stop Cyberbullying (Parry Aftab) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Online Netiquette <ul><li>Proofread and spell-check your e-mails and make sure they know who you are </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t attack others online, say anything that could be considered insulting or that is controversial </li></ul>
  16. 16. Online Netiquette <ul><li>Don’t forward other people’s e-mails without their permission or share their personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Are you angry when you are writing this message? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Online Netiquette <ul><li>Don’t reply to spam, even to ask to be removed from their mailing list </li></ul><ul><li>How private is the message you are sending? Are you willing to have others read this message or forward it to others without your permission? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Online Safety Activities <ul><li>Discuss what rules need to be developed to ensure online safety </li></ul><ul><li>Create posters to help others remember how to be a ‘Caring Cyber Citizen’ </li></ul><ul><li>Create short videos about online safety and cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss these issues with your parents </li></ul>
  19. 19. Resources <ul><li>Cyberbullying wiki presentation page </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Online Safety Resources </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Julie Lindsay </li></ul><ul><li>International School Dhaka </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>March 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under a </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License </li></ul>