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Health Seminar: Cyber-bullying

The benefits and disadvantages of modern tecnology.

Lucy Jing

on 8 December 2010

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Transcript of Health Seminar: Cyber-bullying

The Pros and Cons of Modern Technology Today's teens are totally wired... Meaning they basically have access to the Internet... Anytime, anywhere So, is this good or bad? Having access to the Internet can be a good thing Or it can be a bad thing... Social media makes sure that what goes on the Internet... Stays on the internet Since it's so easy to oh-so-casually post something inappropriate online, people often abuse this aspect of technology. One wrong post... can ruin your social life forever... Oh NO!!!!!! So how does this affect society? Cyber-bullying. It's bad, but how exactly? Cyber-bullying is a form of non-verbal bullying. Cyber-bullying can take the form of... websites forums and blogs Social networks e-mails and IM but whatever form it takes... It will always end up hurting someone Of couse, technology isn't all bad. modern technology helps us easily connect with anyone who has access to the Internet, no matter where they are in this world and much more! But children that are cyber bullied are more likely to have social problems. And being online makes it so much harder to track down a bully cyber-bullying is one of the leading causes of suicide. and depression Some shocking statistics are... 42% of kids have been bullied while online. One in four have had it happen more than once. 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly one in five had had it happen more than once.
21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails or other messages. 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than four out of ten say it has happened more than once. 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. and in 2006, 43% of teens have experienced some form of cyber-bullying in the past year. and there're things that are even worse than cyber-bullying like online identity theft, Internet addiction, and cyber-stalking. information can be sent in an instant, but private information can be broadcasted around the world if you're not careful. but how is all this different from traditional bullying, identity theft, stalking, and addiction? Unlike physical bullies and fraudsters, electronic bullies and fraudsters can remain virtually anonymous using temporary email accounts, pseudonyms in chat rooms, instant messaging programs, cell-phone text messaging, and other Internet venues to mask their identity. one wrong post... So be careful what you put on the Internet... ...because some things can't be erased Meow!!
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