Kevin Cullen Cyber Bullying


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Kevin Cullen Cyber Bullying

  1. 1. Kevin Cullen SPH101-B1 April 12 th , 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cyber Bullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another individual using the Internet, another interactive technologies </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Cyber Bulling is done with the use of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones – text messages or picture messages </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking site –MySpace, Facebook, bebo, twitter and </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Inadvertent” </li></ul><ul><li>Role-play </li></ul><ul><li>Responding </li></ul><ul><li>May not realize it’s cyber bullying </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mean Girls” </li></ul><ul><li>Bored; Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Ego based; promote own social status </li></ul><ul><li>Often do in a group </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidate on and off line </li></ul><ul><li>Need others to bully; if isolated, stop </li></ul><ul><li>Power-Hungry” </li></ul><ul><li>Want reaction </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling with fear </li></ul><ul><li>Often Victims of school-yard bullies </li></ul><ul><li>Throw ‘cyber-weight’ around </li></ul><ul><li>Not school-yard bullies like Power-Hungry & Mean Girls </li></ul><ul><li>“ Vengeful Angel” </li></ul><ul><li>Righting wrongs </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting themselves </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Anonymity : is when someone makes threatening comments to you, but is able to hide who they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusion : Intentionally leaving someone out of online groups or chat rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Flaming: is an intense argument, that normally takes place in chat rooms, over instant messages or email. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Harassment : Repeatedly sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages at though out the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Masquerading: is an elaborate form of cyber bullying where the bully pretends to be someone who they aren’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Outing : is the public display or forwarding of personal communications such as text messages, emails or instant messaging. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Easier than typical bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Done in cyber space compared to in person </li></ul><ul><li>Less chance of getting caught </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to get someone to tag along </li></ul><ul><li>More convenient </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Often happens at home so the victim feels less safe at home </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying can be harsher online because more things can be said </li></ul><ul><li>Messages can be sent anonymous so the victim does not know who to trust </li></ul><ul><li>Leads to suicide </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Only talk to people you know </li></ul><ul><li>Do not share personal information online </li></ul><ul><li>Report all cases to parents, school officials and law enforcement if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your kids computer use and who they talk to </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Currently only Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, New Jersey, Oregon, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont have laws against cyber bullying </li></ul><ul><li>As we speak Massachusetts law makers are working on passing legislation that would make cyber bullying a crime in the state </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Whether bullying is done in person or online, it will always be a threat </li></ul><ul><li>There can be more done to prevent bullying such as school programs that teach kids consequences and harder laws </li></ul><ul><li>In closing I want to leave you with this statistic, 25% of females and 16% of males have been bullied online in 2009. </li></ul>
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