Cyberbullying Renee


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Cyberbullying Renee

  1. 1. What is cyberbullying and how can it be prevented??…………
  2. 2. What it is!! <ul><li>Cyberbullying is the use of electronic means by a minor to torment, threaten, harass, humiliate, embarrass, or other wise target another minor. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where it is done <ul><li>Cyberbullying is done through e-mail, instant message, text messages, blogs, mobile phones, pagers, and websites. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How common is it? <ul><li>18% of students in grades 6-8th said they had been cyberbullied at least once in the last couple of months; </li></ul><ul><li>6% said that it had happen to them 2 or more times in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>11% of students in grades 6-8th said they had cyberbullied another person at least once in the last couple of months </li></ul>
  5. 5. How common is it? <ul><li>2% said they had done it 2 or more times.(2005) </li></ul><ul><li>19%of regular internet users between the ages of 10 and 17 reported being involved in online aggression </li></ul><ul><li>15% had been aggressors, and 7% had been targets (3% were both aggressors and targets)2004 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Someone said threating or embarrassing things about them through e-mail, instant messages, websites, chat rooms, or text messages.(2006) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17% of 6-11 year-olds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36% of 12-17 year-old </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Cyberbullying has increased in recent years. </li></ul><ul><li>In nationally representative surveys of 10-17 year-olds, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>twice as many children and youth indicated that they had been victims and perpetrators of online harassment in 2005 compared with 1999/2000. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Latest stories on cyberbullying <ul><li>Tormented by her classmates, a Montgomery County high school student could no longer endure the harassment she suffered for being gay. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Continued <ul><li>At school, classmates tortured her with constant taunts, and at home, they plagued her with name-calling and threats on MySpace. </li></ul>
  10. 10. continued <ul><li>But in Montgomery, a student can bully the same victim three times before a conference is called between parents and teachers, a rule that prompted the targeted student. Consequences of bullying whether its face to face or over the internet continue to grab headlines. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The next story is about a 12 year-old boy from suburban Kansas City committed suicide last year after classmates teased him and bullied him. A 13 year-old St. Louis girl hanged herself after a former friends mother posed as a boyfriend on myspace and sent cruel messages. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Is a child you know a victim? <ul><li>If a child you know is a victim of cyber bullying, they may not tell you about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Often they are embarrassed, or they fear you will over react, or they fear you will restrict them from the computer there cell phones or other devices they can get cyber bullied on. </li></ul><ul><li>If they do not tell you or there parents here are so helpful hints. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The child seems to be upset, sad, or angry after using a computer or cell phone. </li></ul><ul><li>The child seems to not be as active in normal activities they usually enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>There school grades start dropping or he or she expresses anger or dissatisfaction with school or a specific class. </li></ul><ul><li>Or if the child shows signs of depression or sadness. </li></ul>Signs of being cyberbullied