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1 ABC's of Cyber Bullying Bryce Jensen Benjamin Chan Faris Katkhuda Final draft

2 Megan Meier’s Story  Megan Meier (13) thought she befriended a teenage boy on the Internet, but it was actually her classmate’s mother. After the woman repeatedly taunted Megan about her weight and social status, Megan eventually hung herself. d=3882520&page=1

3 Megan Meier’s Story Megan Meier

4 Ryan Halligan’s Story  Ryan Halligan took his own life in 2003 when a rumor about him spread over the Internet.,2933,2 53259,00.html

5 Examples Ryan Halligan

6 What Is Cyberbullying? -Cyberbullying is when one person bullies another over the internet, phone, or by use of any other electronic means. -The bullying can range from being teased or embarrassed to being tormentend and even threatened.

7 Emotional consequences - This isn’t a small problem. - Cyberbullying can result in DEATH. - Cyberbullies have driven kids to commit suicide or kill their tormentors. [ Exec%20Summary-FINAL.htm]

8 Emotional Harms - Suicide Rates Increase - Depression and anger - Lower Self Esteem - Scarred for Life [ Exec%20Summary-FINAL.htm]

9 Technical consequences -Cyberbullying does not usually go very far, but in some cases goes far enough for parents to pursue criminal charges. -If hacking is involved, legal action must be taken. Exec%20Summary-FINAL.htm

10 Technical consequences -Internet accounts of cyberbullies may be deleted. -Cyberbullying criminal charges are usually misdemeanors. -If it goes far enough, a cyberbully could face juvenile delinquency.

11 comparisons - More prevalent than bullying. Why? - Less risk of being caught. - Anyone can bully anyone. - Easier to bully. pp-BT28th.ppt

12 Types of Cyberbullying - “Impersonation”: Pretending to be someone else to make them look bad - “Outing and Trickery”: Sharking secrets or embarrassing information online - “Exclusion”: Intentionally excluding someone from an online pp-BT28th.ppt

13 Types of Cyberbullying - “Flaming”: Online fights using electronic messages - “Harassment”: Repeatedly sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages - “Cyber stalking”: Repeatedly sending threats of harm - “Denigration”: ‘Dissing’ someone online or starting rumor G-pp-BT28th.ppt

14 How? Most commonly done over the internet. - Facebook, Tumblr, other kinds of blogs, etc. - Public Humiliation (wall posts) OR Private Humiliation (Instant Messaging)

15 How? -Cyberbullying can also be done over the phone, either privately or publicly -Private text messages that are harassing. -Mass texts. -Face to face or behind the person's back.

16 how? Student’s role as victim in the offline world drastically influenced their role in electronic bullying - kids bullied at school were seven times more likely to be subjected to repeated online bullying 20053122

17 19 Formspring Another way people are currently being cyberbullied is through an application (through Facebook) called Formspring. Meant for people to ask anonymous questions to the user. Because of the anonymity, people just send insults. 20053122

18 Stats - prevalence story?id=2425023 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 had it happen more than once. 35% of kids have been threatened online. 1 in 5 had had it happen more than once.

19 Stats (prevalence) 58% of kids admit someone has said hurtful things to them. 2 in 5 said it happened more than once. 53% of kids admit having said something mean online. 1 in 3 said it happened more than once. e/story?id=2425023

20 Stats - prevalence 36% of 13-yr olds have been bullied. 54% of 15-yr olds. 52% of 16-yr olds. 33% of 17-yr olds. []

21 Stats

22 Stats (consequences) 88% of victims feel angry. 37% of victims feel hurt. 34% of victims feel embarassed. 58% of victims aren't bothered too much. which means 42% are. []

23 Stats - why - Teens believe cyberbullying happens because... - 47% said the cyberbully perceives “no tangible consequences” (Harris) - 45% said the cyberbully “wouldn’t get caught” (Harris) -81% said “because it’s funny” []

24 Stats - Why - Teens believe cyberbullying happens because... - 64% said "they simply don't like the person" - 45% said they "view the victim as a loser" - 59% said they "didn't think the action was a 'big deal'" []

25 Why?

26 Stats - other 77% claim to know their cyberbulliers After 14, it’s called cyber or sexual harassment due to nature of acts and age of actors, and legal consequences grow. Exec%20Summary-FINAL.htm

27 Legislation Legal limits o Making threats of violence to people or their property o Engaging in coercion o Making obscene or harassing phone calls o Harassment or stalking Exec%20Summary-FINAL.htm

28 Legislation o Legal Limits o Creating or sending sexually eplicit images of teens o Sexual exploitation o Hate or Bias Crimes o Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy expected Exec%20Summary-FINAL.htm

29 Legislation California Law: Students found insulting their peers through cyberbullying may face suspension or expulsion. ttp://

30 Technical Solutions Three levels of prevention: individual, online institutions, and parents. Most important is blocking cyberbullies from communication with the person and preventing them from abusing peers. 20053122

31 The Church's Viewpoint

32 The Church’s Viewpoint The Golden Rule: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. Would you want to be cyber-bullied?

33 The Church's Viewpoint

34 The Church’s Viewpoint John McCranie: Arizona Minister “Technology has its advantages and disadvantages. Ways of how it is being used does impact relationships, life, and a person’s soul. If it is used in a negative way, it affects a great deal of people, especially if a person’s self-worth is diminished.”

35 Church’s Viewpoint “In some cases, teens are not fully aware of their behaviors -- that they are actually causing hurt to others whether it is via cyberbullying or direct emotional and verbal abuse.”

36 Church’s Viewpoint Having a Christ-like sensitivity and empowering approach is essential to help bring healing. The church has a unique message in this: God is best at telling us how valued we are when bullies seek to destroy our self-image.”

37 Conclusion Ethical and Moral Solutions – laws only help so much Must act to stop cyberbullying, and teach students not to do it.

38 Conclusion For example, pretend you’re a parent. Your child is at risk of getting cyberbullied (like anyone). Would you constantly monitor their online activities? Or give them freedom on the web? 37

39 conclusion Remember Megan Meier. Remember Ryan Halligan. Remember everyone else – maybe even you – whose lives have been affected. 35

40 Works Cited National Crime Prevention Council. Harris Interactive. Feb. 28, 2007. 9/12/11. FINAL.htm Trolley, Barbara. “Demystifying and Deescalating Cyber Bullying.” “What Parents Need to Know About Cyberbullying.” ABC News Primetime. ABC News Internet Venues. 09-12-2006. Web. Accessed September 12, 2011. [] Moessner, Chris. “Cyberbullying: Trends and Tudes” Harris Interactive. April 2007 Volume 6 i. 4. Accessed 09-12-2011. [] Subrahmanyam, Kaveri, and Greenfield, Patricia. “Online COmmunication and Adolescent Relationships.” The Future of Children, Volume 18, No. 1. Children and Electronic Media (Spring 2008), pp. 119-146. [] Calefati, Jessica. “California Law Targets Cyberbullying.” US News. 1/7/2009. education/2009/01/07/california-law-targets-cyberbullying

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