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Transcript of Cyberbullying
Dictionary.com definition: Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or a teen is tormented, threatened, embarrassed, harassed or humiliated or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
Text messages or e-mails that say "I hate you" or "You are ugly and stupid" are examples of cyberbullying. You have
mail You have mail Cyberbullying Crazy Stupid No one likes you I hate you Cyberbullying affects people Cyberbullying affects people's life and their self-esteem. The victims of cyberbullying will talk to no one, they will stop paying attention, their grades will drop etc. The only thing that is on their mind is the hateful messages they get everyday. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.
Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.
90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop. www.dosomething.org facts about cyberbullying You are such a loser
Rachael Neblett, a seventeen-year old high school student from Kentucky began receiving threatening emails through her MySpace account, in the summer of 2006. The anonymous emails were of a stalking terroristic nature.
Rachael’s parents brought the emails to the attention of the principal of her high school. As the emails included details of her movements during class and after school, it was obvious that the bully was another student at the school.
In October Rachael received an email stating “I am not going to put you in the hospital, I am going to put you in the morgue." After receiving that email, Rachael did not want to go to school or go out with her friends.
On October 9, shortly after receiving the threatening email, Rachael took her own life.
Peyton, Rachael's older sister writes:
"My little sister committed suicide October 9, 2006. Her name is Rachael Neblett. I am here to tell you a little about her. She was 17 when she died, and the most amazing girl you would ever meet. She was an out-going, loving, and caring person. You would never dream that she would do that to herself. ….She was not just my sister, she was my best friend. .. All I have now is a big, black hole where my heart was. Because my little sister is gone, I won't be able to see her anymore--no more trips to the mall, no more smiles, hugs, late movie nights, nothing. It's gone.”
Ryan Halligan 1989 - 2003
John and Kelly Halligan lost their thirteen year old son, Ryan, to suicide on October 7, 2003. At the time of his death, Ryan was a student at a middle school in Essex Junction, Vermont. After Ryan’s death, it was revealed that he was ridiculed and humiliated by peers at school and on-line.
Ryan father writes: “A few days after his funeral I logged on to his AOL IM account because that was the one place he spent most of his time during the last few months. I logged on to see if there were any clues to his final action. It was in that safe world of being somewhat anonymous that several of his classmates told me of the bullying and cyber bullying that took place during the months that led up to his suicide. The boy that had bullied him since 5th grade and briefly befriended Ryan after the brawl was the main culprit. My son the comedian told his new friend something embarrassing and funny that happened once and the friend (bully) ran with the new information that Ryan had something done to him and therefore Ryan must be gay. The rumor and taunting continued beyond that school day … well into the night and during the summer of 2003.”
Ryan’s father, John, devotes his time to touring the United States and Canada, meeting with young people and promoting the need for more education and prevention of bullying, cyberbullying and teen suicide. He has also established a website in his son’s memory. More real life stories at:
http://www.puresight.com/Real-Life-Stories/real-life-stories.html Cyberbullying Interview How to stop it? Tell your parent/guardian about the bullying.
Report the bullying to your principal/teacher.
If the bullying is very serious, (threatening text messages/emails) call the police.
To talk anonymously, call kids help phone Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868 If you see bullying/cyberbullying happening, report it to the principal or teacher. Do not stand around looking at the victim getting hurt. The pain the victim is feeling must be stopped. Together we can stop all bullying/ cyberbullying from happening. Thank you for watching This prezi could not have been made without Prezi.com Thank You Prezi.com By: Victoria M. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber
About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online.
More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
About 75% have visited a website bashing another student.
Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide. Part 1 Part 2 Another Way to Stay Safe