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Freeman High School Advisory 2012. What we already know… Bullying exists when… there is intentional harm-doing a negative action is repeated over time.

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1 Freeman High School Advisory 2012

2 What we already know… Bullying exists when… there is intentional harm-doing a negative action is repeated over time there is an imbalance of power So what is CYBER BULLYING?

3 CYBER BULLYING IS BULLYING. Cyber bullying has all of the characteristics of traditional, real-life bullying. Cyber bullying is willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. Cyber bullying is being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material or engaging in other forms of social cruelty using the Internet or other digital technologies.

4 What are the differences between cyber bullying and traditional bullying? It is done using all different kinds of technological tools: email, instant messaging (IM-ing), blogs, social networking sites, YouTube, cell phones, text messaging (texting), and so forth. It can help make the one who bullies anonymous, invisible, hidden. It can make it very hard for targets to find a safe, protected place to get away from the bullying since they often have 24-hour access to technology. Students report cyber bullying less often than they report traditional bullying. It is both immediate and long lasting. It can happen with the click of a button and potentially never go away. It can spread farther and faster than even the person doing the bullying is aware. It can be very subtle and harder for both students and adults to recognize. This also makes it harder to refuse. There is the potential for many more bystanders than with traditional bullying.

5 Examples of Cyber bullying 1) Using a fake identity, John creates a page on a social networking site. He calls it the We Hate Mary site. John invites friends to post nasty messages about Mary, all using fake identities. Soon there are lots of mean comments about Mary. After a while, Mary is shown the hate page. Mary is hurt by the messages. Also, she no longer knows who her real friends are. 2) Rita and Susan were good friends – until now. Rita used a picture of Susan. She put it onto a donkey and sent it to all the other girls. She said, Susan is an ass. She cant be our friend anymore. All the other girls laughed; they also shunned Susan. Susan felt hurt, isolated and sad. She did not know why this was happening.

6 Social and Emotional Consequences of Bullying Sadness Frustration Anger Depression Anxiety Loss of friendships Loss of reputation Lowers self-esteem School failure School avoidance Grade decline Loss of sleep Loss of appetite Headaches Tension Isolation Loneliness School violence Suicide And the list goes on…

7 The consequences dont end there… Up to a year in jail, community service, fines, or probation Colleges and employers are less-likely to admit you Disorderly conduct o Say or do something that would provoke an assault Cyber stalking o No different from traditional harassment, other than through an electronic device o More than one occurrence o Can be a FELONY if you have a previous conviction of harassment Long-term jail sentence, community service, fines, or probation Disqualifies you from most careers and colleges Malicious Harassment o Harassment that regards another persons gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. Threats to kill o A threat is just enough POLICE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO RETRIEVE EVERYTHING OFF OF YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES!

8 KIRKSVILLE, MO -- A Kirksville High School student is behind bars for allegedly harassing a 13 year old girl on the Facebook social networking website. Kirksville police say Jerod Reed, 17, created a hate group on Facebook as a forum for derogatory comments about the girl, saying things like.... "is a growing nuisance and annoyity in Kirksville, Missouri, and "I promise, if she kills herself, I will delete this. Lol. The group is now only visible to members and is listed as closed. Reed is charged with committing the Class 'A' Misdemeanor of Harassment. He's being held in the Adair County Jail under $1500 cash only bond. Jerod Reed KIRKSVILLE, MO -- A Kirksville High School student is behind bars for allegedly harassing a 13 year old girl on the Facebook social networking website. Kirksville police say Jerod Reed, 17, created a hate group on Facebook as a forum for derogatory comments about the girl, saying things like.... "is a growing nuisance and annoyity in Kirksville, Missouri, and "I promise, if she kills herself, I will delete this. Lol. The group is now only visible to members and is listed as closed. Reed is charged with committing the Class 'A' Misdemeanor of Harassment. He's being held in the Adair County Jail under $1500 cash only bond. ESTERO, FL Two Estero High School teens were arrested Wednesday, charged with cyber bullying a classmate after officials learned of a fake Facebook account with sexually explicit photos. The two girls, Taylor Wynn, 16, and McKenzie Barker, 15, each face a charge of aggravated stalking of a minor younger than 16. The case came through detention hearings today, said Samantha Syoen, a States Attorneys Office spokeswoman. The girls were ordered to have 21 days home detention and will be arraigned Feb. 8.

9 Click on the movie reel above to watch a Youtube video on cyber bullying.

10 What to do if you or someone you know is being cyber bullied… 1)Dont respond to the messages 2)Block or ban the person who is bullying 3)Save the evidence 4)Safely intervene on behalf of targeted students 5)Set up new accounts 6)Tell an adult you trust

11 Be responsible digital citizens. As responsible digital citizens, remember: - to protect your passwords and other personal information, - everything they post is permanent, - everything should be considered public, and - your messages, profiles, texts, etc. say a lot about you, as a person. Understand and remember: - to think before you push send because: - once pushed, a message is sent instantly, - once sent, a message can not be recalled, - once sent, a message may go viral, - a mean message hurts a real person. - Would YOU want someone else to post, email, or text that to YOU? Know your trusted adult(s).

12 Help put an end to cyber bullying. If you or anyone you know is being cyber bullied, please Contact Deputy Nye: rgnye@spokanesheriff.org (509)477-3174


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