Cyberbullying



According to stopcyberbullying.org, cyberbullying is:
when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.

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Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

According to stopbullying.gov, kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are have a harder time getting away from the behavior.
     Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he         or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
     Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed                    quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace            the source.
     Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult         after they have been posted or sent.

11 Facts About Cyberbullying from dosomething.org:
  1. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
  2. 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online. Filling up your friends' Facebook feeds with positive posts instead of negative ones can boost school-wide morale. Start a Facebook page for students to submit positive acts they see in school to promote a culture of positivity on and offline. Sign up for Positivity Page.
  3. Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
  4. 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
  5. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.
  6. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
  7. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
  8. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
  9. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
  10. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
  11. About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.

References:
https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying
http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/
http://stopcyberbullying.org/what_is_cyberbullying_exactly.html
Cyberbully image retrieved on December 4, 2014 from http://www.bloggerheroe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/cyber-bullying.jpg
The Cyber Bully Virus retrieved on December 4, 2014 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5PZ_Bh-M6o
Stand up to Cyberbullying retrieved on December 8, 2014 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN2fuKPDzHA
Image retrieved on December 4, 2013 from http://www.hotnewsgator.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Cyberbullying-f79cf3030c54bd604b5d2de651df0c918e081bd3-s6-c30.jpg

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