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Cyber Bullying In Schools

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Cyber Bullying In Schools

  1. 1. By: Amanda Voltattorni <br />EDU 290 @ 9:30<br />Cyber bullying In Schools<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />What is cyber bullying?<br />Who are cyber bullies?<br />Source: Pink Sherbert Photography<br />
  3. 3. Statistics on Cyber Bullying <br />25% of girls reported being cyber bullied in the past two months. (Whitaker)<br />11% of boys reported being cyber bullied in the past two months. (Whitaker)<br />
  4. 4. Some Forms of Cyber Bullying<br />Harassment<br />Denigration<br />Flaming<br />Impersonation<br />Outing or Trickery<br />Cyber Stalking (Beale)<br />Source: Svadilfari<br />
  5. 5. Signs of Cyber Bullying <br />Sad<br />Lack of interest in social activities<br />Avoids school <br />Source: txd<br />
  6. 6. Bullying in grades k-12<br />Cyber Bullying begins in elementary school and occurs in all grades<br />Children experiencing cyber bullying may also experience traditional bullying in school<br />
  7. 7. How Bullying Impacts K-12 learning<br />Students who are being bullied will be distracted at school and may even avoid school all together<br />This will limit there learning <br />
  8. 8. Gender Differences in Cyber Bullying <br />Girls tend to make fun of others based on their physical appearance<br />Boys tend to make more sexually explicit comments <br />
  9. 9. Who is Targeted <br />Children considered over weight<br />Small in size<br />Over sensitive<br />Learning disabled<br />Anyone <br />
  10. 10. Steps to Limit Cyber Bullying<br />The first step in trying to stop cyber bullying is to know how prevalent it is in your school<br />Educate students on cyber bullying<br />Updating policies that prohibit harassment through the use of technology <br />
  11. 11. Continued…<br />Educate parents on cyber bullying<br />Create a school atmosphere that allows students to feel comfortable reporting any cyber bullying<br />
  12. 12. Michigan’s Policy on Bullying<br />Educate and train teachers <br />Anti- bullying <br />The state of Michigan has laws against Hazing and Sexual harassment but no current laws against cyber bullying (www.olweus.org)<br />
  13. 13. Future Laws Preventing Cyber Bullying<br />As of now it is up to the schools to deal with the issue of cyber bullying. <br />There are no laws prohibiting cyber bullying but school are taking action by changing their school policies <br />Hopefully their will be laws in the future to prevent children from having to deal cyber bullying <br />
  14. 14. Conclusion<br />Cyber bullying is a growing problem in schools today<br />It is up to teachers to know the signs of cyber bullying and ways to prevent it<br />Source:<br />hermmermferm<br />
  15. 15. References <br />Whitaker, Jodi L., and Brad J. Bushman. "Online Dangers: Keeping Children and Adolescents Safe." Washington and Lee Law Review. 66.3 (Summer 2009): 1053-63.<br />Beale, Andrew V., and Kimberly R. Hall. "Cyberbullying: What School Administrators (and Parents) Can Do." The Clearing House. 81.1 (September/October 2007): 8-12.<br />http://www.olweus.org/public/cyber_bullying.page<br />

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