Cyber Bullying

What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber Bullying is using technology to bully others. It can include text messages, emails, or rumors that have been sent by email or posted on social networking sites. It may also include embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles that are harshly defaming and degrading to others. Cyber Bullying can happen to anyone because the internet is accessible to everyone and can happen at any time.

Ways to Prevent Cyber Bullying
It is extremely important for parents to monitor their child's Internet activities and sites they may be visiting. Parents can also monitor kids social network behavior by "friending" them to see their posts. Makes sure children know that they should come to you if they or someone they know is being cyber bullied. Parents and adults need to speak with their children about bullying and how it not only effects the victim, but them as well. Awareness of the issue of cyber bullying is a way to help keep children from bringing this harm onto others.
It is also important that children protect their passwords. That way no one can get onto their accounts and post things that may be embarrassing or rude.

What to do If You or Someone You Know is Being Cyber Bullied
If you are being cyberbullied, it's important that you do not respond to any of the messages or posts that have been written about you. Bullies are seeking a reaction from you and by resonding to the posts, you would be making the problem worse. Despite the posts being hurtful, it is better to ignore them, as to not give the bully the satisfaction of knowing that they got to you. Instead of responding to the posts one should save the evidence of the cyberbullying. You should keep all harrasing text messages, emails and posts and then talk to an adult you trust about the incident. If there are threats to one's physical well being or sexual messages or post one should contact the police. It is important that you don't let the bully get away with anything. Lastly, one should prevent any chance of the bully communicating with them by blocking them and deleting them from your contacts on your phone and social media sites. If the bullying continues here is a link on how to report Cyber Bullying. Report-Cyber Bullying Edited by: Tayla Trask

-Here is another story about two teens who have been arrested and are being charged with felonies in the suicide of a 12 year old girl that had cyber bullied. (Kelsey Hockenbury)
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See this Video for more Information about Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying is a very serious issue and should not be taken lightly but here is a funny image that can lighten the mood of such a serious topic:
Relevance to Fundamentals and Issues of Using the Internet
Cyber Bullying is a major issue with the use of the Internet. When people use the Internet they can put anything they please on it. It can be false or true information about someone or something. The truthfulness of something written on the Internet causes problems for the people being victimized and the people viewing the information. This is how cyber bullying begins. People can put false or hurtful information online for all to see in order to victimize someone.

The biggest news story on Cyber Bullying is the campaign to stop people from bullying others. Large groups are against it and have started campaigns to have others support this cause. Anti-bullying images are posted all over the Internet in order to try to stop cyber bullying before it begins.
There have also been multiple cases about people who have fell victim to Cyber Bullying and committed suicide. These cases are all over the Internet and have had major trials revolving around the prosecution of those who were the bullies of the victim. It has not been determined yet whether or not someone can be found guilty for bullying if the victim has committed suicide. Judges all across the country have been trying to come to a verdict on whether the bully is innocent or guilty of the death of the suicide victim. The New York Times has multiple articles about cases such as the one described above.
Surprising statistics on Cyber Bullying
CBS News covers a horrific story of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide due to cyber bullying:

- Website that has information on cyber bullying and how to prevent it
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- This website includes a multitude of information on cyber bullying as well as statistics on cyber bullying.
- here's a link on how to avoid cyberbullying and what to do if it happens to you.
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- Here's a link from the National Crime Prevention Council which looks at cyberbullying and how to recognize and manage it
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-Here is a link that shows some statistics about cyber bullying as well as explains how advanced and high tech it has become.
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Videos on Cyber Bullying

Here are some great links to videos about Cyber Bullying that I found.

Edited by: Brian DeAngelis


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