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1 Cyberbullying Simple Guidelines for Parents, Teachers, and Students January 17, 2007

2 Cyber bullying is… …online social aggression which may harass, threaten, intimidate or embarrass someone through s, IM, chat rooms, or any other online environment.

3 Forms of Cyber bullying Flaming: Using angry language to provoke an online fight Flaming: Using angry language to provoke an online fight Outing: Sharing secrets Outing: Sharing secrets Denigration: Online gossip that may damage a person’s reputation Denigration: Online gossip that may damage a person’s reputation Impersonation: Pretending to be someone else Impersonation: Pretending to be someone else Harassment: Repeatedly sending unwanted s or messages Harassment: Repeatedly sending unwanted s or messages Trickery: Obtain a secret by tricking someone and then sharing it online Trickery: Obtain a secret by tricking someone and then sharing it online Exclusion: Leaving someone out of a group Exclusion: Leaving someone out of a group Cyberstalking: Repeated online harassment Cyberstalking: Repeated online harassment SOURCE: Willard, Nancy. “An Educator’s Guide to Cyber bullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress.” Accessed 16 January2007.

4 Signs to recognize… If a child is the victim of cyber bullying, you may notice: S/he closes windows on the computer when people enter the room S/he closes windows on the computer when people enter the room Changes in behavior Changes in behavior S/he has trouble sleeping or has nightmares S/he has trouble sleeping or has nightmares S/he avoids school S/he avoids school S/he suddenly uses the computer less frequently S/he suddenly uses the computer less frequently S/he is performing less well in school S/he is performing less well in school Source: Community Alliance for York Region Education. “Put the Breaks on Bullying.” Accessed 16 January 2007

5 Guidelines for Parents Talk with your children and make sure they feel comfortable coming to you with their problems. Talk with your children and make sure they feel comfortable coming to you with their problems. Define acceptable online behavior and set consequences for misusing the Internet Define acceptable online behavior and set consequences for misusing the Internet Find out and use safety controls offered through your internet service provider Find out and use safety controls offered through your internet service provider Ask your child to show you how to do a task online. You will learn how cyber savvy s/he is while boosting their self esteem. Ask your child to show you how to do a task online. You will learn how cyber savvy s/he is while boosting their self esteem. Work with your child’s school. Work with your child’s school. Source: Accessed 16 January 2007.www.connectforkids.org

6 Guidelines for Educators Work with Parents Work with Parents Provide tips to your students about ‘How to be a good cybercitizen’ Provide tips to your students about ‘How to be a good cybercitizen’ Establish a relationship with your school and the local police department Establish a relationship with your school and the local police department Encourage your school district to address cyber bullying issues in their Acceptable Use Plans (AUP) Encourage your school district to address cyber bullying issues in their Acceptable Use Plans (AUP) Assign educational and safe tasks to your students using the Internet. Assign educational and safe tasks to your students using the Internet. Source: Accessed 16 January 2007.www.connectforkids.org

7 Guidelines for Students DON’T respond, interact, or engage in communication with someone who is harassing you online. DON’T respond, interact, or engage in communication with someone who is harassing you online. SAVE abusive s SAVE abusive s ASK for help from your parents or a teacher to handle a bully ASK for help from your parents or a teacher to handle a bully RECOGNIZE when you hear a provoking comment RECOGNIZE when you hear a provoking comment DECIDE if action is necessary and remember not to deal with an abuser yourself. DECIDE if action is necessary and remember not to deal with an abuser yourself. Source: “Cyber bullying on the Internet, Cyber bullies, cyber bullying, flame mail, hate mail.” Accessed 16 January2007.


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