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Cyberbullying. By: Brittany Brayboy. Mission Statement. To inform society of the problems of Cyberbullying and to offer a solution to the problem. Problem. Cyberbullying is becoming a problem in the U.S. today; therefore, each state should adopt a law specifically addressing cyberbullying .

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

By: Brittany Brayboy


Mission statement

Mission Statement

  • To inform society of the problems of Cyberbullying and to offer a solution to the problem.


Problem

Problem

  • Cyberbullying is becoming a problem in the U.S. today; therefore, each state should adopt a law specifically addressing cyberbullying.


What is cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?

  • Cyberbullying is electronic harassment or bullying of minors within a school atmosphere.

  • Since this is the digital age, there are more opportunities for Cyberbullying to occur.


Effects of cyberbullying

Effects of Cyberbullying

  • Cyberbullying has not only caused emotional distress, but it has also resulted in Teens taking their lives.


Phoebe prince

Phoebe Prince

South Hadley High

Massachusetts

15 years old

January 14, 2010


Jamey rodemeyer

Jamey Rodemeyer

Williamsville North High School.

9th Grade

New York

14 Years Old

"JAMIE IS STUPID, GAY, FAT ANND [sic] UGLY. HE MUST DIE!" 

"I wouldn't care if you died. No one would. So just do it :) It would make everyone WAY more happier!“

September 18, 2011


Tyler clementi

Tyler Clementi

  • Rutgers University

  • New Jersey

  • September 22, 2010

  • 18 Years old


Megan meier

Megan Meier

  • Missouri

  • 8th Grade

  • 13 Years old

  • "Everybody in O'Fallon knows how you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a **** rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you."

  • October 17, 2006


Statistics

Statistics

  • According to the 2004 SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8 42% of kids have been bullied while online.

  • 35% kids have been threatened online.

  • Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.

  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online.

  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online.

  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online


Comparison

Comparison

  • Cyberharassment has to do with sending threatening or harassing emails, instant messages, or to post entries on websites for the intention to torment a person.

  • Cyberstalking is using the internet, email or anything else electronic to stalk, and usually refers to a pattern of threatening or vicious behaviors


Comparison1

Comparison

  • Bullying is behavior that is malicious and occurs frequently over a period of time.

  • Harassment is the act of harassing or disturbing, or troubling of a person frequently and it also involves persecution.


Comparison2

Comparison

  • You can take note that Cyberharassment and Cyberbullying are similar in definition.

  • The only difference is that the offenders are minors


States with some form of cyberharassment laws

States with some form of Cyberharassment laws

  • Texas

  • California

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • Florida


Texas penal code

Texas Penal Code

  • According to chapter 33 of the Texas Penal Code for online harassment,

  • (a) a person commits an offense if the person uses the name or persona of another person to create a web page or to post one or more messages on a commercial social networking site.

  • (b)A person also commits an offense if they send anything electronic such as:

  • email, instant messaging, or any type of message that refers to a name, domain address or phone number without the person’s consent

  • An offense under subsection a is a third degree felony which is imprisonment for any term of no more than 10 years or less than 2 and they may also be punished with a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars


Texas penal code1

Texas Penal Code

  • An offense under subsection

  • (b) is a Class A misdemeanor which is a fine not to exceed 4,000, jail time not to exceed one year or both (Spencer).

  • Texas seems to have the stricter Cyberharassment law. All of the states also have cyberbullying laws, but based on my research in most states cyberbullying is counted or placed in the responsibility of the school system. For example in Virginia, the Board of Education sets the guidelines and develops policies for the student code of conduct


Cyberbullying law

Cyberbullying law

  • In most states Cyberbullying laws are only prevalent in the school board system.

  • Cyberbullying and cyberharassment should be integrated for a stricter law.


For texas

For Texas

  • (a) A person commits an offense if the person uses a name or identity of another person to create a web page or to post one or more messages on a social networking site:

  • Without receiving the other person’s permission; and

  • With the intention to harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten a person.

  • b) A person commits an offense if the person sends anything electronic such as mail, instant message, text message, or any communication that makes reference to a name, address, phone number, or anything that belongs to another person:


Cyberbullying

1) Without receiving the other person’s permission

2) With the intention to cause the recipient of the communication to believe that the other person authorized or transmitted the message; and

3) With the intent to harm or defraud any person.

C) A person commits an offense with the intent of subsections (a) and (b) but the person receiving the harassments commits self inflicted bodily injury which includes suicide.


Cyberbullying

  • (1) An offense under subsection (a) for ages 10-13 is a class C and twenty hours community service, for ages 13-17 a class C misdemeanor and 17+ a third degree felony if the person’s intention is to solicit the response of emergency personnel.

  • An offense under subsection (b) for ages 10-13 40 hours community service, for ages 13-17 a Class C misdemeanor and 17+ Class A misdemeanor.

  • And an offense under subsection (C) results in a Class A misdemeanor for ages 10-13. For ages 13+ a Second degree felony.


Solution

Solution

  • If the states cracked down on cyberbullying as a whole by making it a law not just in the school system, there would possibly be less cyberbullying


Sources

Sources

  • http://mikeyounglaw.com/internet-lawyer/online-harassment-texas-internet-law

  • http://abcnews.go.com/Health/jamey-rodemeyer-suicide-ny-police-open-criminal-investigation/story?id=14580832

  • http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3882520&page=1

  • http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/telecom/cyberstalking-cyberharassment-and-cyberbullying-l.asp&xgt

  • www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/final cyberbullying_report_september_2011.pdf


Any questions

Any Questions?


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