Cyber Bullying Presented by Detective Toth . A Guide For Parents, Students and Teachers Tonawanda Middle School. Cyber Bullying Defined.
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A Guide For Parents, Students and Teachers
Tonawanda Middle School
When one minor is tormented, harassed, threatened, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise made uncomfortable by another minor using the Internet or other form of digital communication
Once an adult engages in this behavior against a child or another adult – it is cyber harassment or stalking
42% of teens polled reported saying mean things to others in the last month
Of those kids who are bullied either on line or face to face, 58% of them NEVER report it to their parents!
If you are bullied, you MUST tell someone – The FIRST time it happens!
Who get’s bullied more boys or girls?
Right! More girls reported being cyber bullied than boys.
21% of girls reported being bullied, while 10% of boys reported being bullied…
Cyber Bullying is not limited to the Internet
It can occur through ANY means of digital communication that kids use
These methods may include…
This can be done by either one person or a group of people who send many text messages at once to another single person
Kids can be bombarded with hundreds of unwanted messages at one time
Bullying no longer stops when kids go home from school
When bullying is verbal, the record of what is said usually ends up being a he said/she said situation
With cyber bullying, there is usually a written record of who, what, and when the bullying takes place
Victims can now have written proof of the actions
First and most important - Tell someone!
You can contact your guidance counselor, teacher, friend, parents…it doesn’t matter WHO – just tell someone!
Keep a record of your e-mails, instant messages, texts, etc. This will give you proof!