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Goals of this session Identify the definition of cyberbullying Identify the signs when a child is being bullied or is being a bully Identify the four.

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2 Goals of this session Identify the definition of cyberbullying Identify the signs when a child is being bullied or is being a bully Identify the four types of cyberbullies and how to respond to them Identify strategies for preventing and intervening with cyberbullying Become familiar with the current sites/ apps most common with cyberbullying instances

3 Cyberbullying Statistics 85% of parent of youth ages report their child has a social networking account. 43% of teens aged 13 to 17 report that they have experienced some sort of cyberbulying in the past year. More girls are cyberbullys than boys (59% girls and 41% boys). Reasons cyberbullies said they engaged in cyberbullying: o To show off to friends o To be mean o To embarrass them o For fun or entertainment o They deserved it o To get back at someone InternetSafety101.org: Statistics. (n.d.).InternetSafety101.org: Home. Retrieved September 29, 2013, from

4 Definition of Cyberbullying Involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others (Keith & Martin, 2004). Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. An Imbalance of Power: Using physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

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6 A Child is Being Bullied Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness Changes in eating habits Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide A Child is Being a Bully Get into physical or verbal fights Have friends who bully others Are increasingly aggressive Get sent to the principal’s office frequently Have unexplained extra money or new belongings Blame others for their problems Don’t accept responsibility for their actions Are competitive and worry about their reputation or popularity

7 The Vengeful Angel Don’t see themselves as a bully See themselves as righting wrongs or protecting themselves/ others from the “bad guy” o Need to know they can’t take justice into their own hands o Need outlets to report bullying

8 Revenge of the Nerds Feel power due to tech skills They want a reaction and their intention is to frighten or embarrass o Need to NOT have a extreme reaction o Need to have an outlet for positive tech skills

9 The Mean Girls Are bored and looking for entertainment Done by a group together in one room Requires a face-to-face audience o Loss of power o Called upon by upstanders (bystanders) o Loss of entertainment value

10 The Inadvertent Bully Pretend to be tough online or in role play Respond quickly without thinking Commonly “joke” with friends o Need to be aware of how friends are responding to their “jokes” o Need to learn strategies prior to posting

11 Cyberbullying Mediums Facebook Twitter Snapchat Ask.fm Text message Vine Myspace

12 Preventing Cyberbullying Open the lines of communication and TALK about bullying/ cyberbullying Keep the computer (and screen time) in a common place in the house Monitor your child’s screen time Maintain access to your child’s online accounts Use filtering software on your computer/ mobile devices for the Internet and/or set parental control for apps Teach your children to critically analyze all types of media

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