2 What is cyber bullying?Bullying that takes place using electronic technology.People can be threated, intimidated or harassed.Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets.Communication tools where it could take place are social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
3 Examples Fake profiles Embarrassing pictures or videos Rumors sent through s or posted on social networking sites
4 FrequencyThe School Crime Supplement says that 6% of students in grades 6-12 have experienced cyber bullying.The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey reported that 16% of high school students were cyber bullied in the past year.1,000,000 children were cyber bullied on Facebook in the past year. (Consumer Reports, June 2011)
6 Effects on someone being Cyber Bullied Use alcohol and drugsSkip schoolExperience in-person bullyingBe unwilling to attend schoolReceive poor gradesHave lower self-esteemHave more health problems
7 Showing Empathy Give the person being bullied advice Tell them if you have had any past experiences with cyber bullyingListen to themReflect on what they are sayingAgree with them
8 4 Types of Cyber BulliesThe Vengeful Angel The bully doesn’t see themselves as a bully. They think they are righting wrongs, or protecting themselves or others from the “bad guy.”The Power-Hungry or Revenge of the Nerds The bully who wants to show they are powerful enough to make others do what they want.The “Mean-Girls” It is ego-based and occurs when the bully is bored or looking for entertainment.The Inadvertent Cyber Bully They pretend to be tough online or role play.
9 “The Vengeful Angel”“The Power-Hungry”“Mean Girls”“The Inadvertent Bully”
10 Being a upstanderA upstander is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right.Stand up for the victimTalk to the victim, not the bully to put a end to the situationIf you do or don’t know the victim, just make up a story saying you need there help and to get offline and call you.Tell an adult
11 Being a BystanderA bystander is someone who sees what is happening between the bully and the victim but is not directly involved in the bullyingSeeing posts about someoneSeeing a argument going on through comments
12 PAUSE BEFORE YOU POST Think of the consequences Post in the right state of mind.Would you want your family to see what you post?Avoid being “guilty by association.” For example, if your friends are posting about illegal behavior you could be grouped with them.You’re not obligated to respond.