Presentation on theme: "Cyberbullying By: Kayla Banks EDF 204 Spring 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Cyberbullying By: Kayla Banks EDF 204 Spring 2015
What is Cyberbullying? The use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner Cell phones Computers Tablets Social Media Text messages Chats Websites
Statistics on Cyberbullying 2014 25 % of teenagers report that they have experienced repeated bullying via their cell phone or on the internet. Over half (52 %) off young people report being cyber bullied. Embarrassing or damaging photographs taken without the knowledge or consent of the subject has been reported by 11% of adolescents and teens.
Statistics on Cyberbullying 2014 Of the young people who reported cyber bullying incidents against them, one-third (33 %) of them reported that their bullies issued online threats. Over half (55 %) of all teens who use social media have witnessed outright bullying via that medium. An astounding 95 % of teens who witnessed bullying on social media report that others, like them, have ignored the behavior.
Statistics on Cyberbullying 2014 More than half of young people surveyed say that they never confide in their parents when cyber bullying happens to them. Only one out of every six parents of adolescents and teens are even aware of the scope and intensity involved with cyber bullying. More than 80 % of teens regularly use cell phones, making them the most popular form of technology and therefore a common medium for cyber bullying
Statistics on Cyberbullying 2014 Girls are at least as likely as boys to either be cyber bullies or to be targeted as cyber bullying victims. Boys are more likely to be threatened by cyber bullies than girls. Cyber bullying affects all races.
What Should I Do if My Child Is Bullied Online? Reassure your child that you love and support him or her. Help your child step away from the computer or device and take a break. If you can identify the bully, consider talking with the parents. Consider contacting your kid's school. Empower your kid with specific steps he or she can take.
What Should Parents Tell Their Child If He/She Is Being Cyberbullied? Reassure the bullying victim that they are not at fault for these attacks against them. Encourage your children to talk to you if anybody says or does something online that makes them feel uncomfortable or threatened. Encourage your child not to respond to cyberbullying.
How Do I Report Cyberbullying Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages Keep evidence of cyberbullying Block the person who is cyberbullying Report to schools (counselors, teachers, principals) Report to online service providers Report to law enforcement
What Should I Teach My Child About Safe Online Behavior? Encourage them to safeguard passwords and to never post their address or whereabouts when out and about. Establish rules about appropriate use of computers, cell phones, and other technology. Encourage kids to think about who they want to see the information and pictures they post online. Tell them to tell a parent/adult immediately if they feel that they are being bullied.
When Should Parents Intervene In A Cyberbullying Situation As soon as you find out or feel that your child is being bullied online. Some signs: o becomes upset, sad or angry during or after using the Internet or cell phone. o withdraws from family or friends. o expresses reluctance or refuses to participate in activities previously enjoyed. o has an unexplained decline in grades. o shows signs of depression or sadness.