CYBERBULLYING DEFINITION: intended, deliberate, repeated, virtual hostile behaviour with the usage of ICT FORMS: Denigration distributing false information/pictures of someone via the Internet Outing and trickery sharing someone’s secrets or embarrassing information or tricking someone to share their secrets and then distribute them through the web
Flaming online aggressive fights with threats and vulgar language Trolling posting provocative comments on Internet forums Harassment repeatedly sending someone threatening, vulgar, provocative emails or posts on discussion forums CYBERBULLYING
ONLINE GROOMING ONLINE GROOMING An adult establishing contact with a child with intent to commit a sexual offence to the child The relationship starts on websites/communicators, where the adult pretends to be one of the young
An assault on a person which takes the form of: Locating and tracing Harassment Isolating from family/friends Scaring CYBER STALKING
Compromising the inbox Stealing personal information Impersonation Committing online crimes IDENTITY THEFT
WHY DO KIDS FALL PREY TO CYBERCRIME? Anonymity of the Internet - one can be what/who they want, - no necessity to present one’s real identity to enter discussion forums/chats The situation is favourable for bullies as well as potential victims
Fast distribution of any data uploaded on the Internet. Info online can be copied into an unlimited number of accounts, which means it cannot be deleted from the Internet. Unwanted data deleted from one website immediately appears on others WHY DO KIDS FALL PREY TO CYBERSPACE PERILS?
Omnipresence of the Internet - common access to information/data - exposure to cyberbullying at any time and any place Children and teenagers themselves tend to hide certain facts from parents Instead of trusting the adults (teachers, parents) children carry their burden to glorify the bully WHY DO KIDS FALL PREY TO CYBERSPACE PERILS?
PARENTAL ROLE Assist your child online Share the online experience Be interested/involved so kids can come to you if problems occur Talk to your child about possible dangers and assure them of your support. Set the safety rules: (what to do/what not to do online)
Install online security software: -anti-malware (to prevent a computer hoaxes) -anti-spyware (to keep privacy) -anti-phishing soft (to safeguard against identity theft or e-robbery, etc.) -antivirus soft (prevents, detect, removes viruses, trojans, and worms) -firewall (protect LAN – local area network/computer from intrusion) INSTALL ONLINE SECURITY SOFTWARE
Your child: becomes moody and sad (especially, after surfing the Internet or receiving a text message on their mobile) avoids school and social life gets lower marks WARNING SIGNS
Don’t upload anything that might be used against you (pictures, news, information) Don’t flame back. An ignored bully will stop Do as you would be done by. Respect others Immediately leave pages containing any improper, vulgar, aggressive data DOS AND DON’TS
Don’t share with strangers your email address, telephone number or any other personal information Do not meet strangers. Ignore and block people who insist on meeting you in real life
Keep evidence - SMSs, MMSs, phone call history - discussion forum or chat activity - print screens of pages containing a form of bullying Don’t visit web pages which are not proper for your age DOS AND DON’TS
HELP http://www.helpline.org.pl/ www.kidprotect.pl www.dyzurnet.pl http://dyzurnet.pl/zglos_nielegalne_tresci.html www.klub-sofa.cba.pl
HELP The police The Virtual Global Taskforce http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/contactus/vgt/ http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ http://www.stopcyberbullying.org https://www.iwf.org.uk/ http://www.ispa.org.uk/