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This presentation informs youngsters(aged 12-18) about cyber-bullying and what is to be done if they are a victim.

Awashma Gurung

on 23 November 2012

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Transcript of Cyber-bullying

What is "Cyber-bullying"? Cyber-bullying is when an individual or group of people try to harass or threaten someone else through interactive technologies. If your'e being bullied in social networking sites, the organisations always provide ways to avoid them. Organisations like:
Counselling Directory
are always there to give you advice and recommendations.
You can contact them through their official sites. EFFECTS Instead, try to prevent it. But what if you are a victim? undermines confidence; self esteem and sense of security Harassment common types of cyber-bullying are: repeatedly sending rude or insulting messages. Denigration Distributing derogatory and untrue stories to others through email or instant messaging, or posting or sending digitally altered photos of someone. Flaming online "fight" through electronic messages using vulgar language. Impersonation Breaking into an email or social networking account and using that person's online identity to send or post vicious or embarrassing material to/about others. Outing and Trickery
Sharing someone's secrets or embarrassing information, or tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information and forwarding it to others. Cyber Stalking
Repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm or are highly intimidating, or engaging in other online activities that make a person afraid for his or her safety (depending on the content of the message, it may be illegal). According to NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), 38% of youngsters in the UK have been affected by cyber-bullying.... ....30,439 children called ChildLine in 2010/2011 about cyber bullying. Did you know? effects social life suicidal thoughts ....so what would you do? Although cyber-bullying is not a specific criminal offence in UK law.... What would you do if someone asked you to be a part of cyber-bully? Let's check out this video! UNSURE? ..would you encourage the bullies to ruin some innocent's life by lending them a hand? ....would you like if someone gave up on their life because of those hurtful experiences?
....would you like if YOU were the victim? I wouldn't. Are you... DEPRESSED? ...FRUSTRATED? ...SAD? ...SCARED? ...feeling 'forever alone'? HOW? think about the cosequences and impacts on individuals and pass it to others. Promote the positive use of technology - make the most of opportunities in the curriculum (eg PSHE, ICT and Citizenship classes). Always remember:

"Prevention is better than cure." Don't worry, you are not alone! Let's have a look on how you can protect yourself fom the bullies! Report to your teacher at school if you doubt that the bully is you fellow school mate. If the investigation finds that a student (or group of students) has been cyberbullying you, they should be disciplined in line with the school's disciplinary procedures and asked to remove or amend the content in question.

School guidelines should be followed in terms of informing the student's parents. BLOCK IT, FLAG IT, SPAM IT! "No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in." (Childline). Don't give up, fight against it. Never underestimate yourself, never give up right away. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ....criminal laws such as the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 may apply in terms of harassment or threatening behaviour. Support nationwide campaigns such as Anti-Bullying Week.
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