Presentation on theme: "Cyber-bullying is … being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using technological means; an individual or group that uses ICT to facilitate."— Presentation transcript:
Cyber-bullying is … being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using technological means; an individual or group that uses ICT to facilitate deliberate and repeated harassment or threat to an individual or group. What are some of these Cyber-bullying technologies? Cyber-bullying is …
Mobile Phone Text Messaging Personal Websites Chat rooms Instant Messaging E-mail CYBER BULLIES’ TECHNOLOGY
BULLYING DIRECT Occurs on school property Poor relationships with teachers Fear retribution Physical: Hitting, Punching & Shoving Verbal: Teasing, Name calling & Gossip Nonverbal: Use of gestures & Exclusion CYBERBULLYING ANONYMOUS Occurs off school property Good relationships with teachers Fear loss of technology privileges Further under the radar than bullying Emotional reactions cannot be determined Differences …
“One time I kept getting calls, I was getting really scared I phoned my friend and she wasn't home so I couldn't talk to her.” “You can have 60 people bullying you on the internet, but in real life there wouldn’t be 60 people beating you up”. Cyber-bullying Experiences
“I felt that no-one understood what I was going through. I didn’t know who was sending me these messages, and I felt powerless to know what to do”. “The accusation about me which the students put on their website was horrendous. Within hours, it seemed that the whole school had read this message.” Cyber-bullying Experiences
Bullying isn’t cool! Bullies sometimes have problems of their own that they are trying to cover up They are scared of not being popular or the ‘tough guy’ They think aggression is a good way of solving problems. It is NOT! They do it for fun, to get a laugh They are jealous of the victim Bullies usually lose their friends when people realise what they are doing Why do Cyber-bullies bully?
Tell someone - The most important thing to remember if you are being bullied is to tell somebody about it such as the teacher, your parents or a friend that you trust. What should you do if you are being bullied? You should not let the bully carry on bullying. The longer you leave it, the worse it will become.
There should be no talking during the film 'Let's Fight it Together' Cyber-bullying Film What can we ALL do to prevent cyber-bullying? In the next few slides you will see numerous video’s to help address the issue of cyber- bullying. These include the ‘Let’s Fight it Together’ Cyber-bullying Film and interview with the characters involved. The video’s will help you identify what you could do to stop cyber-bullying.