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Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is the new age bullying.

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Cyber Bullying

  1. 1. Cyber bullying<br />New age bullying<br />By: Stacey Ringwelski<br />
  2. 2. What is cyber bullying?<br />Defined as repeated harassment, mistreatment, or making fun of another person online through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. (Cyber Bullying Research Center)<br />Examples<br />Threatening email<br />Repeated text messages to cell phones<br />Forwarding private messages, pictures, etc.<br />
  3. 3. Why is this an issue?<br />Cyber bullying has increased<br />Has a higher percentage than standard schoolyard bullying<br />Causes higher suicide rates<br />Children cannot get a break from this at home, as opposed to standard bullying<br />
  4. 4. Statistics<br />Suicide is two times more likely with cyber bullying.<br />9.1% to 23.1% of students are the bullies<br />5.7% to 18.3% of students are the victims (Cyber Bullying Research Center)<br />Girls are more likely to be the target<br />40% of teenagers have reported being cyber bullied over the last year (National Crime Prevention Council)<br />
  5. 5. How are students cyber bullied?<br />Those who cyber bully:<br />Pretend to be someone else online to trick people<br />Spread lies and rumors about another person<br />Trick people into revealing personal information <br />Send or forward mean text messages<br />Post pictures or videos about a victim without their consent (National Crime Prevention Council)<br />Carissa GoodNCrazy<br />
  6. 6. Quotes<br />“Recently, I was very much hurt by cyber bullying. This guy I know, let's call him Tom, started to IM me. He said that his friend was over, let's call him Joe. And then, randomly, Joe starts insulting me. He calls me a loser and says that I look like a potato. He curses and I feel like crying. The hurt was so real that I felt like throwing up. I hate IMing people now because I am scared of this kind of hurt.” (12 year-old girl from New York)<br />
  7. 7. Quotes<br />"Being bullied over the internet is worse. It's torment and hurts. They say ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ That quote is a lie and I don't believe in it. Sticks and stones may cause nasty cuts and scars, but those cuts and scars will heal. Insulting words hurt and sometimes take forever to heal." (14 year-old girl from New Jersey)<br />Arwen Abendstern<br />
  8. 8. Impact on victims<br />Students who are being cyber bullied often show signs of:<br />Anxiety<br />Loneliness<br />Low self-esteem<br />Depression <br />Alcohol and drug abuse<br />Suicide <br />
  9. 9. Impacts on education<br /><ul><li>Poor academic performance
  10. 10. Dropping out of school</li></ul>Caitlinator<br />
  11. 11. Legislative issues<br />Ryan Halligan story<br />Father pushes for states to pass legislation regarding cyber bullying punishment<br />
  12. 12. Stopping cyber bullying<br />Many teens believe cyber bullying prevention needs to occur on three distinct levels:<br />Individual<br />Online institutions<br />Parents<br />methTICALman<br />
  13. 13. Prevention in schools<br />Develop rules<br />Hold assemblies<br />Create fliers<br />Share anti-cyber bullying messages<br />
  14. 14. For kids: what not to do<br />Refuse to pass along cyber bully messages<br />Block communication<br />Tell a friend to stop cyber bullying<br />Report cyber bullying to an adult<br />Tell a victim you are sorry<br />
  15. 15. Cyber bullying is a problem!<br />“Don’t forget that even though you can’t see a cyber bully or the bully’s victim, cyber bullying causes real problems. If you won’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Delete cyber bullying. Don’t write it. Don’t forward it.” (National Crime Prevention Council)<br />
  16. 16. Sources<br /><br /><br />National Crime Prevention Council<br />Cyber Bullying Research Center<br />Cell Phone Picture<br />Sad Girl Picture<br />Person at Desk Picture<br />Instant Message Picture<br />

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  • ashley0148

    Apr. 25, 2012
  • mcallahan0485

    Dec. 25, 2012

Cyber bullying is the new age bullying.


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