Cyber bulling EDU 420 Special Project By Nicole Genua
Cyber bullying is... • Bullying which is carried out through an internet service such as email, chat room, discussion group or instant messaging • is bullying which uses e-technology as a means of victimizing others.
Ways Students are Cyber bullied: • E-mail • Facebook • MySpace • Instant Messaging • Texting • Phone Calls • Chat rooms • PhotoShop • Blogging
Time on Technology • According to the New York Times Students ages 8 to 18: • spend more than seven and a half hours a day using technology • An hour and a half of a day texting This results in a lot of time for cyber bullying.
Cyber bulling: A Story • Megan Meier Story: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFsfDLCkfQU&feature=related
Help! • Who to ask? • Teachers • Parents • Trusted Adults • Police • Websites: • http://www.bullypolice.org/StopOrRemoveCyberInfo.pdf
Tips for Students • Tell a trusted adult • Do NOT open or read a message from a cyber bully. • Tell a teacher if it is school related. • Protect yourself: Never agree to meet someone you have met online. • If you have been threatened, notify police.
Tips for Teachers • Pay attention. If you notice a student is withdrawn, depressed or reluctant to attend school or social events, investigate. • Teach students how to use technology to block communication with cyber bullies. • Teach students the basics of smart and savvy Web behavior, such as never revealing passwords or real last names. • Addressing cyber bullying school-wide is key -- help institute a formal policy for dealing with any cyber bullying instances. Be sure students fully understand the consequences. • Be available to listen.
Be aware! It is a reality. It is an epidemic. It is taking lives. It is a problem. It is wrong.
Refrences • http://www.cyberbullying.us/ • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/education/20wired.html • http://www.hotchalk.com/mydesk/index.php/back-to-school-tips/312-ten-tips-to-prevent-cyberbullying