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Cyberbullying and cyberstalking

Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

Meagan Sloke

Stephanie Beahn


What is cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying?

  • Online bullying called cyberbullying

  • Its where people use text messages Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.

Meagan Sloke

Cyberbullying and cyberstalking



Message boards

Social networking


Mobile phone


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How cyber bullying works

How Cyber bullying Works

Direct Attack

By Proxy

Cyber bullying by Proxy is using other to help cyber bully the victim. This is basically when somebody gets another person to do their dirty work. Most of the times these accomplices don’t know they are being used by the cyber bully.

Direct Attacks are messages sent directly to kids.

  • Text Messaging/IM harassment

  • Stealing Passwords

  • Blogs

  • Websites

  • Sending pictures through e-mail or cell phone.

  • Impersonation

Stephanie Beahn

How are teens cyberbullied

How are teens cyberbullied?

*Teens pretend to be someone else online.

*Teens will harass the victims by spreading rumors and lies about personal information.

* They will post hurtful pictures of victims to embarrass them in front of peers.

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Why do kids cyber bully

Why do kids cyber bully?

  • Kids who cyber bully are often motivated by anger, revenge, or frustration.

  • Some kids do it for entertainment or because they are bored and have too much time on their hands.

  • Many kids cyber bully for laughs or pleasure from other kids’ reactions.

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Reasons why teens cyberbully

Reasons why teens cyberbully

  • They don’t care or think it’s a big deal.

  • Friends encourage them to make fun of others.

  • They think they want get caught

  • They think its funny.

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How common is cyber bullying

How common is cyber bullying?

  • 18% of kids in grades 6-8 said that they have been cyber bullied at least once in the last couple of months.

  • 11% of kids in grades 6-8 said that have cyber bullied at least once in the last couple of months.

  • 17% of 6-11 year olds said that they have been cyber bullied

  • Cyber bullying has increased in recent years.

Stephanie Beahn

How do victims react

How do victims react?

Some teens react in healthy positive ways such as:

  • Blocking bullies on internet.

  • Spread the word on cyberbullying.

  • Refuse to participate in cyberbullying.

  • Report cyberbullying.

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Some teens that feel embarrassed or upset may respond in negative ways such as

Some teens that feel embarrassed or upset may respond in negative ways such as:

  • They may revenge on people who are doing the bullying.

  • Cyberbully back to the individuals who are doing the bullying.

  • Avoid classmates, friends, or activities.

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What to do if you are cyber bullied

What to do if you are cyber bullied

  • Tell and adult and keep telling them until they take action.

  • Never respond to messages from cyber bullies.

  • Do not erase the message.

  • If you are bullied on IM or chat, the bully can often be blocked.

  • If you are being threatened, call the police.

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Cyberbullying and cyberstalking

What to do if your child is being cyberbullied

  • Do not erase evidence of cyberbullying.

  • Contact the school if the bullying is school-related.

  • Contact cell phone company if your child is receiving threatening or harassing texts.

  • Contact local police if a threat has been placed on your child.

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Suggestions for educators

Suggestions for educators

  • Educate your students and faculty members about cyber bullying.

  • Be sure that your school’s rules address cyber bullying.

  • Closely monitor kids oncomputers.

  • Contact the police immediately if there is known cyber bullying.

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Take action

Take Action!

  • Try to make kids understand that cyber bullying hurts other kids’ feelings.

  • Teach kids that when other kids are being hurt, don’t just stand there, tell an adult.

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Preventing cyber bullying

Preventing Cyber bullying

  • Educating the kids about consequences (losing their Facebook or MySpace accounts) helps.

  • Teaching them to respect others and take a stand against cyber bullying.

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What can you do to stay cyber safe

What can you do to stay cyber-safe?

  • Never post personal information on the web that you may not want anyone else to see.

  • Never give out your password.

  • Tell your parents.

  • Never meet anyone off the internet that you never seen before.

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Help stop cyberbullying

Help Stop Cyberbullying

  • Help spread the word to teens and educate them on how cyberbullying can affect peers mentally and physically. Show them the importance of being a good person and being a leader and not a follower.

  • Give teens outlets for aggressive behavior such as sports or other activities. Help them talk out their problems with friends.

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Laws against cyberbullying

Laws against cyberbullying!

  • Recently many states have passed cyberbullying laws that protect teens from being harassed.

  • States that passed laws:

  • Arkansas

  • Idaho

  • Iowa

  • Minnesota

  • New jersey

  • Oregon

  • Pennsylvania

  • South Carolina

  • Washington

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  • 33% of youth have been victimized by cyber bullying.

  • Of this percentage, being ignored and disrespected were the most common.

  • Primary location of being victimized is in chat rooms.

  • Following chat rooms, 49 % are victimized by instant messages.

  • 41% of victims do not tell anybody they are being cyber bullied.

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Statistics continued

Statistics (Continued)

  • 17% admitted to bullying another person online.

  • Of the offenders interviewed, most admitted it to be fun.

  • Over half of the study participants feel that cyber bullying is as bad, or worse, than bullying in real life.

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Cyberbullying and cyberstalking

Statistics (Continued)

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  • Cyberstalking is a gross misdemeanor. When a defendant has a prior conviction for harassment or makes a death threat, the crime in most cases is elevated to a felony.


Schools and cyberstalking

Schools and Cyberstalking

  • Schools have been effected by cyber stalking in many ways.

  • Students may put up false websites to get back at their teachers as a type of embarrassment.

  • For example, a Providence High School student in Charlotte created an online chat room and made a false accusation about a teacher. The false accusation was that the teacher was a pedophile.


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Schools and Cyberstalking

  • Since this cases and many others cases of students using cyber stalking against teachers have happened the schools have used technology to monitor what the students view and do on the internet while at school.


Cyber stalking on government officials

Cyber stalking on government officials

  • “Battleground Anonymous” is the name of the stalker that sent racist emails about Paul Zandamela.

  • The letters started coming the night before Zandamela was sworn into office.

  • The letters were traced to the city’s deputy son who’s name is Alex Reinhold.


Internet safety tips

Internet Safety Tips

  • Welker’s Internet safety tips:

  • Youths should talk to a trusted adult if anything online makes them feel scared or uncomfortable

  • Don't respond to rude and offensive messages and never share personal information online, including pictures




Macon County State's Attorney Jack Ahola spoke at United Fellowship Ministries Church to the youth and to their parents about cyberstalking.

MySpace is one of the websites that most pedophiles and predators use.

Parents have signed up for MySpace just so that they can keep watch about who their kids talk to and what goes on.

There have also been police officials pose as 13 year old male or females to try to catch some of the pedophiles and predators.


Stalkers new ways

Stalkers New Ways

  • E-mail

  • Text

  • Instant messaging


A survey of online harassment at a university campus

A Survey of Online Harassment at a University Campus

  • 339 students at the University of New Hampshire found that…

  • 10-15% reported receiving "threatened, insulted, or harassed," Emails or instant messages.

  • More than half the students received unwanted pornography.

  • Approximately only 7% of the students reported the online harassment.


Law against cyber bullying

Law against cyber bullying

A cyber-bullying law was passed in May 2008 that outlaws the use of harassment and threats on the internet.


Prevent cyber stalking

Prevent Cyber Stalking

  • Do not give out your personal information.

  • Be careful about who you meet online.

  • Make sure that the network you are using has a prevention policy on cyber stalking.

  • If something happens on the site you are using dealing with cyber stalking, sign off or surf somewhere else.




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