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Cyber Safety ages 13-18

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Emma Della-Sale

on 30 January 2015

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Transcript of Cyber Safety ages 13-18

Icebreaker Game
What is cyberbullying?
Types of cyberbullying
Why do
people cyberbully?
Statistics of
cyberbullying in Australia
What does
cyberbullying look like?
cyber safety
Act of using electronic media like the Internet, mobile phones, chat rooms, Facebook, instant messaging (IM), or other devices or systems in order to intentionally hurt (e.g., threaten, exclude, or ridicule) others.
Most common reasons are:

wanting to hurt someone else by: showing off , retaliating, being bored, or simply inappropriately dealing with their feelings (low self esteem).

To gain power or strength over others

As a way to be popular and get known at school.

For scaring others and thus hiding their own scared feelings

Using it as a way to try and be happier as they are unhappy and taking it out on others because they are or have been bullied themselves.

Who was the bully?
Was there more than one?
Who was the victim?
How do you think they felt?
What steps were taken to stop the bullying?
Morning Tea
Cyber safety
Have you
been cyberbullied?

Tips for
young people
Never share or give out personal information, PIN numbers, phone numbers etc.

Tell a trusted adult

Do not read messages by cyberbullies.

Do not delete messages; they can be used to take action (as evidence).

Bullying through instant messaging and chat rooms can often be blocked.

Do not open a message from someone you dont know.

Do not reply to the person bullying or harassing you.
Tips for
parents & carers
Monitor your child’s technology use.

Place the computer in a visible location.

Limit cell phone use to certain hours.

Talk to your kids about cyberbullying and sexting

Encourage your child to talk to you if they are being bullied.

Develop a family online agreement including:
Where kids can go online and what they can do there.
How much time they can spend on the internet
What to do if anything makes them uncomfortable.
How to protect their personal information, stay safe in interactive environments and behave ethically and responsibly online.
Spending a lot of time on the computer;

Having trouble sleeping or having nightmares;

Extreme sleeping behaviour (either lots more or lots less).

Feeling depressed or crying without reason;

Mood swings (abnormal changes in mood/and or behaviour) Angry, withdrawn, Feeling unwell;

Becoming anti-social;

Struggle in school falling behind in homework and/or avoidance of school.

Dropping out of sports or other recreational activities.

Increased problems with parents or caregivers.

Nervous or jumpy when a mobile text message or email is received.
Signs to look for in
young people
Sexting refers to the sending of provocative or sexual photos, messages or videos, generally using a mobile phone. It can also include posting this type of material online.

While sharing suggestive images or text messages may seem like innocent flirting or be amusing for many young people, sexting can have serious social and legal consequences, especially when the images are spread beyond the control of the sender.

Sextortion is a type of exploitation that involves coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim. It is also a type of blackmail in which sexual images or videos are used to force sexual favors from the victim. People who sext may find themselves victims of sextortion.

safe online
The impact
of cyberbullying

Affects a young person’s well being and development.
For example: emotional harm or damage and can potentially scar a young person for life.

Cyberbullying can leave a person feeling scared , powerless, helpless and ashamed. It can also lead to poor functioning in both social and occupational roles, as well as suicide in some circumstances later in life.

It also affects relationships - trust is broken between individuals and groups.

It excludes others- social exclusion instead of providing a sense of belonging and safety
Crude joke
Name calling
Abusive comments
Spreading rumours
Threats of physical harm
Being ignored or excluded
Having opinions slammed
Being sent rude or upsetting
images. (eg. Pornography, nude)
How did it make you feel?

What did you do?
When sexting involves a person who is under 16 by a person who is over 18, the person who is over 18 could be committing some other very serious crimes.

This is because when you turn 18, you legally become an adult, and the law takes any kind of sexual interaction between an adult and a child very seriously.

When sexting is unwanted and happens at work or at school, it could also be a form of sexual harassment

Sexting can result in humiliation, bullying and harassment of students, and in the worst cases students may be forced to leave their schools or may even take their own lives.
Implications of sexting
How can we stay safe online
Who can see your information?
Everything you post online combines to make your digital footprint. Remember that what you share with your friends may also be viewed by people you don’t know. And once it’s online, it could be there forever. So think before you post.

5 What is one of the impacts of being cyberbullied?
6 What is the overall percentage of cyberbullying amongst young people in Australia?

1 A type of cyberbullying
2 Who should you tell in the incidence of being cyberbullied?
3 What is one of the signs to look out for in your child if they were being cyberbullied?
4 What is one of the reasons for cyberbullying behaviour?
Be a part of the solution
I would strongly encourage you to take positive action to address bullying/cyber bullying:

For example:
Set healthy boundaries for friendships and relationships.

You can do this by -
Being BOLD and assertive and let the offender know that their behaviour is not acceptable.

What does
assertive behaviour look like?

Say “No” to cyberbullying, using “I” statements. For example. “That is hurtful. This behaviour is not acceptable. I will distance myself from you if this keeps happening.”

Receive the “good”, reject the “bad”. Do NOT participate or join in the “rumours/gossip”.

Or “how would you feel if you are in my shoes?”

Set a good example by being kind and think before you speak/act.
Being Assertive
Assertive behavior is “Behavior which
enables a person to act in his own best
interests, to stand up for himself without
undue anxiety, to express his honest
feeling comfortably, or to exercise his own
rights without denying the rights of others.”
(Calberti and Emmons 1974)
Australian Research:
Late primary school and early high school - 10-14 year olds (50.6%). Cyberbullying usually focuses on physical appearances

15-18 years olds (44.2%) Cyberbullying tends to focus on relationships and the way people act, especially if they do not fit the norm.

Cyberbullying affects 20% of all young people.

(http://www.kidshelp.com.au/grownups/new-research/hot-topics/cyber-bullying.php. )
What is appropriate and what is not!
The Bullies
You are now a
Cyber Safety Marshal
1. I should stop and THINK before sharing things about myself online:
a. Not at all – thinking takes too much time!
b. Sometimes, but only if I think I’ll get in trouble.
c. Always, because the information I share is never private online.
d. Sometimes, because privacy is only important sometimes.

2. Sometimes I share passwords with my friends:
a. It’s OK to share passwords with friends if we never fight and I trust them.
b. It’s never OK to share my passwords with anyone except my parents.
c. I only share my password with my best friend.
d. My password is just my name, so anyone can guess it anyway.

3. Sometimes I use my friend’s name and post things pretending to be them as a joke:
a. Yes, a joke is a joke, and I can pretend to be my friend for fun!
b. No, but I probably would if I could figure out their password!
c. Never, it’s called identity theft and can cause big problems for both of us.
d. Yes, because I only go online for fun and so do my friends.

4. When going online at school, it is important to know:
a. The agreed rules for going online at school.
b. How to work well with others and get the most out of using the internet.
c. How to choose and use the right language so I don’t upset anyone or get into trouble.
d. All of the above.

5. When I say something online in class or at home, I should:
a. Say whatever I want.
b. Ask a teacher or parent about what’s OK to say online.
c. Use a fake name if I want to say anything hurtful.
d. Do whatever everyone else is doing – if it’s fine for everyone, it’s fine for me.

6. How long I spend online:
a. Can affect my health if it’s too many hours a day.
b. Can affect how I sleep.
c. Can help me learn about the world and help me with homework.
d. All of the above.

7. Giving private information to strangers or companies online is:
a. No problem if I think they look like good people or companies.
b. Nothing to worry about if I know they don’t live near me.
c. Never OK, no matter what the circumstances are.
d. Always OK; I have nothing to hide.

8. If I can tell someone is being bullied online:
a. I should just stay away from it – I don’t want to be the next!
b. Ignore it if I don’t like who’s being bullied anyway.
c. Think about what it would feel like if it was happening to me or my best friend and get help.
d. Why does it matter? A bit of bullying toughens you up.

9. I try to be positive and helpful online:
a. Always – it’s important to treat others well online.
b. Yes, being positive is a good habit to get into.
c. Yes, even though I sometimes have to think carefully to make sure I say the right thing.
d. All of the above.

10. If I’m allowed to buy or download things online:
a. I don’t bother checking with my parents, they don’t understand!
b. I check with my friends to see if something is good.
c. I check with my parents each time because there are scams and tricks online as well as great stuff.
d. I use my instinct to tell if it’s good or not.

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