Presentation on theme: "Cyberbullying. Chat Rooms, Social Networking sites & Instant messaging… Allow you to talk to other people Offers the chance to have a conversation, keep."— Presentation transcript:
Chat Rooms, Social Networking sites & Instant messaging… Allow you to talk to other people Offers the chance to have a conversation, keep in touch and get instant replies Message boards and forums give you a chance to pose questions, make comments and get opinions from others on your ideas Offers a great way to share your interests Create your own blog Upload pictures, photos and videos Add friends to an on-line friends list
However…. some people use social networks to tease and bully others. post abusive messages on your profile wall circulate hate mail – encouraging others to be part of bullying add rude comments to a picture you've uploaded put a video or photo on their own profile to embarrass or make fun of you and encourage their friends to send it to others & join in
Is Cyberbullying more serious than other forms of bullying? 24/7 Large audience; rapid reach Cyberbullies attempt to remain anonymous
Prevention Always respect others Think before you send Treat your password like your toothbrush!
Response 1.Block the bully If you’re getting bullied by a linked friend, block them or delete them from your list. Even blocking them for a short time means you won’t see any comments they may make that might upset you. You can always unblock the same person later. If you’re getting bullied by someone and they try to become your friend online, you can refuse their friend request. After all, why would you want to chat online with someone you don't get on with in the real world?
2. Don’t retaliate or reply!
3. Save the evidence
4. Make sure you tell… An adult Childline The provider Your school The police
Do you know who or where to go for help / information? WEBSITE: Report Abusewww.thinkuknow.co.uk SCHOOL CONTACT PERSON: Your tutor; your Head of Year; Mrs Fox who is your Anti–Bullying co- ordinator; Senior Leadership Team PARENT / RESPONSIBLE ADULT Where can I get help?
Here’s the Link… thinkuknow.co.uk Go to the ‘Who Can I Tell if I’m Worried’ sections - Follow the Pink Links!