“I Did It For the LULZ”. Inside the Minds of Cyberbullies and Their Targets Linda R. Young, Ph.D. Lry5@columbia.edu. Your Brain on Digital Tech. Adaptation to: Rapidly changing shocking content Immediate gratification More windows than walls Emotional & physical distance
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Inside the Minds of Cyberbullies and Their Targets
Linda R. Young, Ph.D.
1. Flaming. Short online exchanges using electronic messages with angry and vulgar language.
2. Harassment. Repeated offensive messages to target. Ex: Text or email blitzing, “griefers” in MMORPGs
3. Denigration. Online untrue derogatory rumors or representations (e.g altered photo, slam book, ) of a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships.
4. Impersonation. Pretending to be someone else and sending or posting material to get person in trouble or danger or to damage that person’s reputation or friendships.
5. Outing & Trickery. Sharing someone’s secrets or embarrassing information or images online. May be obtained through trickery (gaining their trust and getting them to disclose secrets)
6. Exclusion. Intentionally and cruelly excluding someone from an online group.
7. Cyberstalking. Repeated, intense harassment and denigration that includes threats or creates significant fear.
8. Happy Slapping/ Hopping – started in England, one person slaps or otherwise assaults another in public while accomplice takes camera phone picture, then posts – Shaun Noonan suicide
“LULZ” - Post for “the joy of disrupting another’s emotional equilibrium”
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(Nearly 50% in Teenage Research Unlimited study)
Source: What is Right and What is Wrong? By Nancy Willard http://netizen.uoregon.edu