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CYBERBULLYING. Victims of Cyberbullying who eventually took their own lives. What Does Cyberbullying Involve? (Chisholm, 2006). Cyberbullying occurs via: chat rooms online bulletin boards e-mail instant messaging web sites cell phones on-line multiplayer video games

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Cyberbullying

CYBERBULLYING


Victims of cyberbullying who eventually took their own lives

Victims of Cyberbullying who eventually took their own lives


What does cyberbullying involve chisholm 2006

What Does Cyberbullying Involve?(Chisholm, 2006)

  • Cyberbullying occurs via:

    • chat rooms

    • online bulletin boards

    • e-mail

    • instant messaging

    • web sites

    • cell phones

    • on-line multiplayer video games

  • Cyberbullying involves:

    • harassing

    • humiliating

    • intimidating

    • sending derogatory insults or threats in messages

    • teasing

    • using inappropriate language


What makes cyberbullying different from traditional bullying

What Makes Cyberbullying Different From Traditional Bullying

  • Anonymity

    • People often act in ways that they usually would not act because the other person can’t physically see them (Mishna, Saini, & Solomon, 2009)

  • Rampant Distribution

    • Something that is posted on the internet or sent over text messages spreads very fast

  • Around the Clock

    • There doesn’t have to be physical contact for cyberbullying to take place


Social networking sites and cyberbullying

Social Networking Sites and Cyberbullying

  • Breeding ground for rumors, derogatory comments, and threats

    • Word meanings are often misunderstood when they are only read

  • Stolen passwords

    • Friends often share passwords or steal passwords which results in inaccurate posts- PROTECT YOUR PASSWORDS!

  • Exclusion

    • Things can be said about a person without them knowing. This isn’t fair because they are unable to defend themselves


Text messaging and cyberbullying

Text Messaging and Cyberbullying

  • Using other’s phones

    • Be careful to whom you lend your phone. You never know what they are sending. You could get into some serious trouble.

  • Sending inappropriate pictures

    • Sexting

      • It is against the law to take, send, and receive sexually explicit pictures of minors

      • The act of sexting becomes cyberbullying when the pictures are circulated without consent resulting in 2 serious offenses.


Types of cyberbullies chisholm 2006

Types of Cyberbullies(Chisholm, 2006)

  • “Vengeful Angels”

    • Those who are trying to “take up for” a friend who is getting picked on.

      • Don’t get in the middle of someone else’s cyberbullying situation. The best advice you can give your friend is to stop communicating with the bully/bullies.

  • “Power Hungry”

    • Those who pick on others only to make themselves feel powerful or dominant.

      • Be aware of these types of bullies. Try to avoid contributing to their mission to gain power by taking their side.

  • “Inadvertent Cyberbully”

    • Those who send a message that is misunderstood.

      • Be careful that what you say through the internet or text messaging is clear and cannot be misunderstood

  • “Mean Girls”

    • Girls who gang up on other girls and try to exclude them or humiliate them.

      • Don’t be a part of the “gang”


Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words Will Never Hurt Me?

  • NOT TRUE!

  • Cyberbullying can cause

    • Emotional distress

    • Academic problems

    • Absenteeism

    • Violence

    • Suicide


Washington state law

Washington State Law

  • According to RCW § 9.61.260 it is a against the law to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass someone through electronic communications.

  • Arrests have been made in cases where cyberbullying led to tragedy


What can you do

What Can YOU Do?

  • Be aware of the way that you communicate with others through electronic means of communication

  • Don’t jump in the middle of a Facebook/Myspace argument or bullying situation. Instead, tell an adult if it is a situation that has gotten out of hand

  • Delete “friends” who constantly seem to be causing problems on social networking sites

  • Tell the counselor or a teacher if you know of a situation in which someone that you know is being bullied

    *There are also instructions for reporting harassment in your student handbook

  • Considering the consequences of cyberbullying


Any questions

Any Questions?


Cyberbullying

  • References

  •  American School Counseling Association. (2003). The ASCA national model: A framework for school counseling programs. Alexandria, VA: ASCA.

  • Auerbach, S. (2009). Screening out cyberbullies: Remedies for victims on the internet playground. Cardozo Law Review, 30(4), 1641-1675. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.

  • Bakken, L., Gentes, C., & Solberg, N. (n.d.). Middle school cyberbullying curriculum. Seattle Public

  • Schools. Retrieved from http://www.seattleschools.org/area/prevention/cbms.html

  • Billitteri, T. J. (2008). Cyberbullying. CQ Researcher, 18 (17), 385-408. Retrieved April 3, 2010,

  • from CQ Researcher Online, http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2008050200.

  • Chisholm, J. (2006). Cyberspace violence against girls and adolescent females. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1087(1), 74-89. doi:10.1196/annals.1385.022

  • Eckholm, E., Zezima. (2010, March). 6 teenagers are charged after classmate’s suicide. The New York

  • Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/us/30bully.html?pagewant=all

  • Gentile, C. (2009, February). Student fights record of 'cyberbullying'. New York Times. Retrieved from http://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu:2067/us/lnacademic/auth/checkbrowser.do?rand

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  • Li, Q. (2006) Cyberbullying in schools. School Psychology International, 27(2), 157-170.

  • Mishna, F., Saini, M., Solomon, S. (2009). Ongoing and online: Children and youth’s perceptions of cyber bullying. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 1222-1228. doi: 10.1016/j.child youth.2009.05.004

  • Stone, C. (2009). School Counseling Principles: Ethic and Law (2ND ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASCA.

  • Tokunaga, R. (2010). Following you home from school: A critical review and synthesis of research on cyberbullying victimization. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 277-287.

  • Washington Revised Code RCW § 9.61.260 (2004). Retrieved from http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.61.260

  • Washington Revised Code § 28A 300-285 (2010). Retrieved from http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28A.300.285

  • Willard, N. (2007). Cyberbullying legislation and school policies: Where are the boundaries of the “schoolhouse gate” in the virtual world?

  • Wiseman, R. (2009). Bullies without boundaries. ASCASchoolcounselor47(2) 23-27.


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