Cyber bullying The Truth Joshua Boruch 04/13/09
Methods: • The use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone. • Predominately a child’s activity, but not necessarily. • Includes: Making threats, sending provocative insults or racial or ethnic slurs, gay bashing, attempting to infect the victim's computer with a virus, and flooding an e-mail inbox with spam.
Ways to fight it: • Actively • Limit your time on the internet/phone. • DO NOT respond • Do not open/read e-mail for which you do not know the source • Whitelist all e-mail accounts of your peers and blacklist all others. (Extreme) • Change e-mail address • Change ISP (Extreme) • Change cell-phone numbers. (Extreme) • Contact local police or an attorney at law. (Extreme) Inactively • Simply ignore it, if possible • Usually if such activity is not retaliated, the bully will give up finding that their foolishness has no effect
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