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Cyber-bullying & Cyber Security UNM Anderson School of Management For Jefferson Middle School’s 8 th Grade InfoTech Class
What is Cyber-Bullying? Bullying that takes place using electronic technology (Internet, cell phones, social media, etc.) Posting negative pictures or messages about others on blogs, websites, social media Pretending to be someone else, using fake profiles/pictures Spreading rumors on social media Harassing texts, emails, messages Stealing someone else’s account info
Cyber-bullying statistics 42% of children have been bullied while online Instant messaging is the most common tool used Cyber-bullies are twice as likely to be girls 1 in 3 young people have been threatened online 1 in 10 report being bullied on Facebook –This is 800,000 kids! Almost as much as the entire population of the Albuquerque Metro area.
More stats.. 3 million students miss school each month because of bullying Bullied kids are twice as likely to commit suicide… –1 in 5 bullied teens think about suicide –1 in 10 attempt it Each year, about 4,500 teens commit suicide because they are being bullied.
Consequences of cyber-bullying Civic actions like defamation, intentional infliction of emotional stress, negligence, premises liability, vicarious liability, and damages ($$) Civil actions for free speech, equal protection, and privacy violations Student and employee discipline for harassment and violation of codes of conduct (In California, students can now be SUSPENDED or EXPELLED for cyber- bullying) Criminal charges and prosecution for hate crimes, impersonation, harassment, cyber-bullying, and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)
How your class stacks up: 58% of your classmates have fought with someone over the internet or phone 26% of your classmates have been bullied 11% of your classmates have been the bully 58% have witnessed a friend being bullied 26% have pretended to be someone else online 74% have sent pictures to someone online or over the phone 37% have forwarded photos of someone else online or over the phone
What can you do? Statistically, only 2 in 5 victims will tell their parents (74% of your classmates said they would tell their parents) Tell your parents, a friend, a classmate, or a teacher. Don’t encourage bullies! Remember that just because you are online, you are not invisible! Everything you do can be traced back to you. Keep your information safe online. Don’t add people on social media that you don’t know! “The Internet is Forever” – Don’t put things online that you wouldn’t want your family, teachers, or future employers to see.
Don’t be a victim! One way to protect yourself is to safeguard your info. Don’t give out your personal info online! Check your privacy settings…..
Password management Consider using a program such as –Protects you against stolen passwords, scams, and malware –Encrypted so it is secure –Available on Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android –Accessible from any computer
Albert Einstein “I fear the day that Technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
Question 1: Which of these would NOT be considered cyber-bullying? –A. Stealing someone’s phone to see their messages or pictures –B. Writing a note to your friend in class to gossip about someone –C. Tweeting something mean about a person in your class –D. Texting someone and pretending to be someone else
Question 2: How many students miss class each month because of bullying? –A. 500,000 –B. 1,000,000 –C. 3,000,000 –D. 4,000,000
Question 3: Name one of these bullying victims:
Question 4: Which of the following is NOT a consequence of cyber-bullying? –A. Jail time or fines –B. Getting sued –C. Getting suspended/expelled from school –D. Paying money to the victim –E. All of the above are consequences
Question 5: You check your online email account and see an email with an attachment from someone you don’t know. –Do you open this? Why or why not?
Question 6: Give some examples of private information you should never give out.
Question 7: What kinds of protection are on your home computer right now?
Question 8: Give the name of one of the malicious codes that we went over today.
Question 9: My cousin Sally is staying over for the weekend and asks to use my computer. I already have plans to go to the movies. Sally says, “Just give me your password.” –What should I do?
Thank you!! Thank you guys for letting us talk with you today.