Internet Bullying Social Networking Site Security Potential to Law Infringement Let us do something more
With the advancement of IT, the occurrence of the verbal harassment transmutes from the physical to the virtual world (internet) Cyber bullying alarm raised Facebook, YouTube Happy Teens Club conducted a survey on Primary 4 to Form 6 students from January to February of 2009. A total of 908 surveys were returned 18% victims and 13% bullies 60% of the victims said that their bodies and emotions were negatively affected 46% stated that their daily social interactions have been affected 36% expressed that it has affected their school life 15% noted that family life has been affected Reported by the social service division of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (CUBC) on Friday 11th June, 2010; polled 2,629 students Found 10.9 percent (mostly male) in Kowloon and New Territories had suffered Internet bullying Indicated poor awareness of online bullying Victims just want to smooth it out. Few would turn to adults for help
Behaviors in Cyber Bullying Echoing others in laughing at the victims Spreading rumors about the victims Forwarding personal data, photos, videos or sound clips to embarrass the victims Education and counseling must be strengthened To stop reinforcing the cyber bullying culture To protect privacy of information Parents should increase their understanding www.stopbully.hk, is a gift from Stepworks and Caritas to the community of Hong Kong for offering valuable advice to the many people that are affected by bullying in the schools
Make Friend in Cyber/ Virtual world Meet Stranger in reality Networking Group (chained friendship) Facebook, Twitter & etc. Built-in games; apps to read information Expose to personal information leakage User name, gender, email/ postal address, telephone number & photos Facebook new function, Places Disclose your position by GPS via your mobile phone to check-in
Uploading / Copying Multi-media in personal BLOG Copyright issue Link to other websites Lost and damage claims Stolen photo / materials regarded as own property Commit crime Tape Classroom teaching & Bullying act Challenge College regulation Reality disclosure the classroom real situation The abuser(s) can be accused by victim parents E.g. Play aCon, a type of Confidence games
Enhance Observation / Understanding Fashion / Trendy Follower Expenditure habit Enforce the sense of Values and Judgment Violence and sex on TV; websites and portable computer games on NDS/ PSP/ Smart Phone Create a schoolmate identity in the Facebook Broaden topics about our society/ world for Integrated Science Develop common interest Same pace and put yourself on their shoes Participate College events / PTA activities Play as an example be active volunteer Other parents help watch your kid
,,. Be a patient listener! Devote more care and time to your kids!,, !!