Cyberbullying By Eri Washington Section 005
cy·ber·bul·ly·ingnoun \ˈsī-bər-ˌbu̇-lē-iŋ, -ˈbə-\– the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously. (Meriam Webster • “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. (CRC) What is Cyberbullying?
Making fake pages/profiles of someone • Making harsh, mean or cruel comments. • Posting altered or unflattering pictures of others. (Hoffman 1) • Forwarding supposed private emails or texts. • Making threats of bodily harm • Video/recordings inflicting harm taken for internet purposes. Examples of Cyberbullying
Flaming. Online fights using electronic messages with angry and vulgar language • Harassment. Repeatedly sending nasty, mean, and insulting messages • Denigration. “Dissing” someone online. Sending or posting gossip or rumors about a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships. • Impersonation. Pretending to be someone else and sending or posting material to get that person in trouble or danger or to damage that person’s reputation or friendships. • Cyberstalking. Repeated, intense harassment and denigration that includes threats or creates significant fear. • Outing. Sharing someone’s secrets or embarrassing information or images online. Forms of cyberbullying
Victims of cyberbullying are at risk for: • Anxiety • Depression • Lowered Self-Esteem • Performing poorly in school • Murder • Suicide The Effects of Cyberbullying
Cyberbullies spend more time online than other teens overall (38.4 hours compared to 26.8 hours). Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. One in four has had it happen more than once. Only 7% of U.S. parents are worried about cyberbullying, even though 33% of teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying. About 1 in 5 teens have posted or sent sexually suggestive or nude pictures of themselves to others Cyberbullying Facts
Online Video games • Youtube • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • Cell phones • Email accounts • Blogs • Instant messages Where is Cybullyingoccuring?
Don’t give out personal information online • Do not respond to threats • Use blocking feature on devices/accounts • Speak with family and friends about prevention • Look for web resources/support about information for the victim and bully How you can stop it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmD8OKl8vVM Video of Cyberbullying
Its very easy for a joke to go too far. • If you see someone being bullied, say or do something. • Many cyber bullies go unpunished because of lawsuit for violating free speech. • Cyber bullying is both online AND offline (Gowan 1). Things I have learned
National Crime Prevention Council http://www.ncpc.org/ • Cyber bullying Research Center http://www.cyberbullying.us/ • Stop Cyberbullying http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.php • Do Something.org http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying • Kids Health http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html • NetAlertHelpline 1800 880 176 www.netalert.gov.au For More Information
Gowan, Michael. "Cyberbullying Rarely Sole Cause Of Teen Suicide, Study Finds ." Huffington Post. 25 2012: 1. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/cyberbullying-teen-suicide_n_2016993.html#slide=1637939 • McKenna, Phil. "The Rise of Cyberbullying." Readers Digest. 13 2010: 1. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. <http://www.readersdigest.com.au/cyberbullies?page=2>. • Hoffman, Jan. "As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up." 4 2010: 1. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/us/05bully.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0>. • Raychelle, Lohmann. "Cyberbullying versus Traditional Bullying." Psychology Today. 14 2012: 1. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/teen-angst/201205/cyberbullying-versus-traditional-bullying-1>. Citations