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Presentation on theme: "SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL CYBER BULLYING SOPHOMORE PRESENTATION."— Presentation transcript:


2 How it starts… Bullying can begin through Internet and technology such as: instant messaging, social networking sites, and cell phones. It can start easily—with a rumor, a photo, or a forwarded message

3 D IFFERENT F ORMS Identity Theft/Impersonation – stealing someone’s password and/or hijacking their online accounts to send or post incriminating or humiliating pictures, videos, or information. Rumor Spreading – spreading gossip through e-mail, text messaging, or social networking sites.

4 W HAT IS C YBER B ULLYING ? Sending mean, hurtful or threatening messages or images about another person. Posting sensitive, private information about another person. Pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad. Intentionally excluding someone from an online group.

5 W HAT CAN YOU DO ? Never give any personal information or passwords to another person online, even if you think the person is your friend. If you receive hurtful or harmful information about another person, don't pass it on. Don't say or do anything online that you wouldn't say or do in person in your home or school.

6  If you are angry or hurt by anything, don't send a message until you have time to calm down. Online words cannot be taken back.  Don't reply to messages from people engaging in cyber bullying.  If you or someone you know is threatened or bullied online, report the incident to an adult.

7 R EMEMBER  Once you send or post a picture, you give up your right to choose where it ends up. Anyone can forward it along and you never know who may end up seeing it. Don't let others decide where your image ends up. Think before you post.

8 H IGH S CHOOL S TATISTICS Cyber Bullying Stat Data  Percent of students who reported being cyber bullied 52%  Teens who have experienced cyber threats online 33%  Teens who have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the internet 25%  Teens who do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs 52%  Percent of teens who have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras 11%

9 Other On-line Resources for Fighting Cyber Bullying - Teen's Guide to Cyber bullying Area=cyber bullying

10 B EING A LLIES Ally - someone who speaks out on behalf of someone else or takes actions against bullying

11 H OW TO B E AN A LLY Take the situation seriously. Remind the person that you're there not to put them down but to help them. Be able to notice any changes in behavior. Be a friend, not a bystander. Forwarding mean messages or just standing by and doing nothing empowers bullies. If you can, tell bullies to stop, or let them know bullying is not cool - it's cruel abuse of fellow human beings. Use reporting tools. If the bullying took place via a social network, use that service’s reporting or “abuse” tools. If the abuse threatens physical harm, you may have to call the police. Avoid any anger and aggression towards the bully. Most importantly, don't be afraid to stand up against bullying.


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