Presentation on theme: "Bullying behind the computer. What is it? Cyber bullying is the use of internet, and other devices in order to threaten, harass, or harm others. It has."— Presentation transcript:
Bullying behind the computer.
What is it? Cyber bullying is the use of internet, and other devices in order to threaten, harass, or harm others. It has begun to become more common due to the amount of people being exposed to the internet.
What is the behavior? Cyber bullying can happen when people use rude or inappropriate language towards others, when they threaten or verbally abuse them, and when they say mean or offensive comments towards people. Cyber bullying can be expressed through text messages, private conversations, emails, comments, and much more.
Megan Meier A young girl named Megan began to receive messages on Myspace from someone under the name of Josh Evans. They began talking and soon felt close, until Josh started sending terrible messages about Megan and how everyone felt about her, ending in a suicide. It was later discovered that Josh Evans was actually a friend’s mother, who claims she just wanted to see if Megan talked about her daughter.
Ryan Halligan At the age of thirteen, a boy named Ryan Halligan committed suicide. With many learning difficulties, Ryan struggled in school. His classmates began to make fun of him about it over social networking sites and emailing. Ryan tried to talk to them about it but the bullying kept on, getting worse and worse. After his death, the bullies all realized the harm they did and some tried to take their own lives. Ryan’s father is now talking to kids at schools around the world about cyber bullying and suicide prevention.
Phoebe Prince After moving from Ireland to South Hadley, Massachusetts, Phoebe Prince began to be bullied online and offline by her classmates, and she began to self harm. People would call her rude names and laugh at her about her temporary relations with a senior football player, and another unidentified male student. She committed suicide and was later found by her twelve year old sister.
Amanda Todd In October, a young girl named Amanda committed suicide after severe cyber bullying, including blackmail, verbal abuse, and physical assault. Because of this, she developed depression and and began self-harming. She attempted suicide by drinking bleach, but failed, when she was rushed to the hospital to have her stomach pumped. On her second attempt she succeeded. Amanda’s mother established the Amanda Todd Trust, getting donations to support anti-bullying causes.
Conclusion Cyber bullying, as you can see, causes a lot of harm. People constantly suffer from it, and sometimes it leaves a devastating affect. If you or someone you know is being cyber bullied, don’t be afraid to ask for help. It can emotionally damage you, and defeat your social ability, if you let it. Stand up to the bullies, and don’t let them continue on taunting you. Help support anti-cyber bullying causes and let people know that you are there for them.