Cyber-bullying. World of Technology Pam Bennett, Marcia Robie, Andrea Schakle. Cyber-bullying. Definition. Bullying v.s. Cyber Bullying. Direct Physical-hitting, punching; verbal-teasing, gossip; nonverbal-exclusion,gestures Occurs on school property Victim fears retribution
World of Technology
Pam Bennett, Marcia Robie, Andrea Schakle
Physical-hitting, punching; verbal-teasing, gossip; nonverbal-exclusion,gestures
Occurs on school property
Victim fears retribution
Usually can seek refuge once at home.
Bully can see emotional reaction of victim firsthand.
Instant messages, text messages,chat rooms, email,etc.
Usually occurs off school property.
Victim fears loss of technology privileges.
Home is no longer a sanctuary.
Emotional reaction of victim cannot be determined by bully.
Further under the radar than bullying.
Who is involved?
46% cyber bullied by friends
62% bullied by someone from school
19% between the ages 10-17 reported being bullied
Children and youth can cyber Bully each other through
Text or digital imaging messages sent on cell phones
Web logs (blogs)
Chat rooms and discussion groups, and
Other information communication technologies
Dissing or denigration
Impersonation or masquerading
Have home computers in viewable places.
Encourage discussions about what they enjoy on-line.
Talk specifically about cyber bullying.
Encourage children to tell you if they or anyone they know is a victim of cyber bullying.
Explain that cyber bullying is an unacceptable behavior.
Tell them safety concerns may override their privacy.
Consider installing parental control filtering software.
Teach them what information they can share on-line and what they can’t ( like telephone numbers & full name).