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1 Cyberbullying Kassie McAninch


3 What is Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology.

4 How Frequent it Happens
Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach anyone even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.

5 Children at Risk Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors: Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool” Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem Are less popular than others and have few friends Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention


7 Most Likely to Bully Others
Children who have these factors are also more likely to bully others; Are aggressive or easily frustrated Have less parental involvement or having issues at home Think badly of others Have difficulty following rules View violence in a positive way Have friends who bully others

8 Effects of Cyberbullying
Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to…. Use alcohol and drugs Skip school Experience in-person bullying Be unwilling to attend school Receive poor grades Have lower self-esteem Have more health problems

9 Why Don’t Some Ask For Help?
Statistics from the 2012 Indicators of School Crime and Safety show that an adult was notified in less than half of bullying incidents. Kids don’t tell adults for many reasons: Bullying can make a child feel helpless. Kids may want to handle it on their own to feel in control again. They may fear being seen as weak or a tattletale. Kids may fear backlash from the kid who bullied them. Bullying can be a humiliating experience. Kids may not want adults to know what is being said about them, whether true or false. They may also fear that adults will judge them or punish them for being weak. Kids who are bullied may already feel socially isolated. They may feel like no one cares or could understand. Kids may fear being rejected by their peers. Friends can help protect kids from bullying, and kids can fear losing this support.


11 10 Ways to be Safe Online 1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, address or mobile number. 2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore. 3)Keep your privacy settings as high as possible 4) Never give out your passwords 5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know

12 6)Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online
6)Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or career about people suggesting you do 7)Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are 8)Think carefully about what you say before you post something online 9)Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude 10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

13 10 Tips for Mobile Phone Safety
1) Remember if you are being bullied it isn’t your fault and there is nothing so awful that you can’t speak to someone about it. Talk to a trusted adult at home or at school. 2) Don’t reply to any nasty messages you receive. 3) Don’t reply to a text from someone you don’t know. 4) Keep the messages you have been sent so you can show them to a trusted adult and make a note of the time and date of the messages or

14 5) Don’t answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers you don’t recognize, let it go to voicemail.
6) Block numbers from people who are sending you nasty messages. 7) If you are bullied repeatedly can change your number. 8) Don’t give your mobile number to someone you don’t know. 9) Don’t send pictures to someone you don’t know. 10)If the problem is serious you can report it to the police, cyber mentors, or child line.


16 Tips if You’re being Bullied Online
1) Tell an adult you trust if you are being cyberbullied 2) Don’t respond or retaliate to bullying messages – it could make things worse 3) Block users who send you nasty messages 4) Save abusive s or messages (or texts) you receive 5) Make a note of dates and times you receive bullying messages, as well as details you have of the user’s ID and the url.

17 6) Don’t pass on any cyberbullying videos or messages – this is cyberbullying 7) If you are bullied repeatedly change your user ID, or profile, and use a name that doesn’t give any information away about you 8) Visit Cyber Mentors – you can report any cyberbullying you see to cyber mentors even if it isn’t targeted at you. 9) You can talk to someone at Child Line or get online safety advice at 10) is another very useful website for children and young people staying safe online

18 Support Cyber Mentors is a website supported by other children and young people who can chat online and give you support if you are being bullied or cyberbullied,  as well as giving top safety advice –  Child Line also have website    which has advice on many different topics but you can also speak to someone online  Another useful website for keeping yourself safe online is 


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