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Transcript of Cyber Bullying
Cyber Bullying VICTIM Arcata High Survey:
Earliest forms of communication include pictograms, signals and, of course, language. Over time, communication has always advanced in order to be more efficient, from homing pigeons to the computer. What started as a government effort to smooth out communication hang-ups on national security issues has turned into a worldwide web phenomenon.
The USSR launched the first artificial satellite named Sputnik into space. As a counter act, the US government creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). They do so in an attempt to become the world leader in science and technology. 1957
John Vittal develops MSG. This is the first all–inclusive email program that offers reply, forward and filing capabilities. 1975 The Internet is introduced to the public. World.std.com becomes the first company to provide Internet access through dial–up. 1990 1995 Companies like CompuServe, America Online and Prodigy begin to provide online connections through traditional dial–up services. Households across the world go online. The size of the World Wide Web is estimated to exceed 1 billion pages.
The first SMS message was sent in December 1992 from a personal computer to a cellular phone. 1995 1992 Myspace, Gmail, and Facebook launched. 2004 2007 Apple releases the iPhone in the United States. iPhone users can access social media sites and apps through their phone. Accompanying these vast advancements in technology, follows the alarming consequences of the younger generation being driven to depression or even suicide. Thesis: Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet, email or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. Cyberstalking may be considered the most dangerous of the three types of Internet harassment, based on a posing credible threat of harm. Sanctions range from misdemeanors to felonies. Cyberstalking Cyberharassment differs from cyberstalking in that it may generally be defined as not involving a credible threat. Cyberharassment usually pertains to threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual. Some states approach cyberharrassment by including language addressing electronic communications in general harassment statutes, while others have created stand-alone cyberharassment statutes. Cyberharassments When his father shares deep emotions in this video, he does a wonderful job showing just how big of a toll it took on the community and what the consequences of Cyberbullying can do not only to the target, but also the family. Lori Drew was indicted under a federal anti- computer hacking statute for impersonating a young man on MySpace to gain the trust of an emotionally troubled teen, Megan Meier, who killed herself after the cruel joke spun out of control. Megan Meier Drew's conduct was irresponsible, but was deemed not criminal. It may deserve social sanction, already dispensed in great quantity, and perhaps civil liability to Megan Meier's parents. But if Drew is convicted under criminal law, virtually every Internet user will face the consequences. Result: Communities Reaction?
“As a language arts teacher, I teach communications,” Calabrese (teacher from Torrington Middle School) said. “Cyber-bullying is part of communications. ... The subject of cyber-bullying has not been studied very much. Due to increased technology in my classroom and the fact that language arts is essentially about effective communication, I decided to start the school year with online communication as the topic. A text that really sparked interest was an article on cyber-bullying that I got from a teacher magazine. That article mentioned the stories of Megan Meier and Ryan Halligan, among others. Students really took to these stories."
"Once you hear her personal story, it becomes more real,” Calabrese said. “By the end of Thursday, I think we will have 1,100 wiser kids." 2003 Vermont Torrington, Connecticut 2006 1957 So what? Who cares? The United States must open its eyes and realize that the consequences that may occur accordingly to these praised advancements in today’s society, may not be worth the improvements. California State Laws: “Seth’s Law” (2011) requires school policy and investigation processes. This was named after 13 year old Seth Walsh who
committed suicide after being harassed about sexual orientation and identity. July of 2011:
“Under existing law, bullying, including bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined, is a ground on
which suspension or expulsion may be based. This bill would specify that an electronic act for purposes of the act includes
a post on a social network Internet Web site.” Do you have regular access to social networking sites? Males:
97% say they do Females:
100% say they do How much time do you spend online a day? Males:
none : 4%
1 hour: 39%
2 hours: 18%
3+ hours: 33 % Females:
1 hour: 43%
2 hour: 37%
3 hour: 20% Females:
Twitter: 30% What social networking site do you use the most? Males:
Twitter: 28% Have you ever been a victim or witness of what you believe is a case of cyber bullying? Males:
49% say yes Females:
69% say yes Did they make a physical threat? Males:
56% say yes Females:
64% say yes Did they turn their words into actions? Males:
94 % say yes Females:
84% say no Did they call you names or talk about something that made you uncomfortable? Males:
56% say yes Females:
86% say yes Have you ever anonymously sent somebody hate mail? Males:
97%say no Females:
92% say no Have you ever backed somebody up on the internet because they were being bullied? Males:
57% say yes Females:
54% say yes If yes, do you believe that interfering helped or made the situation worse? Males:
97 % say it helped Females:
79% say it helped Have you ever sent a revealing photo? Males:
42% say yes Females:
52% say yes If so, did you regret it? Males:
75% say no Females:
67% say yes Have you over told somebody to kill themselves, anonymously or not, online or through text? Males:
32% say yes Females:
0% say yes Have you ever been told to kill yourself? Males:
50% say yes Females:
22% say yes If yes, did you tell anybody? Males:
0% told anyone what was going on Females:
520% told anysome what was going on Have you ever cut yourself, burned yourself, etc.? Males:
22% say yes Females:
33% say yes Have you ever thought about attempting suicide because of what was said online? Males:
0% said yes Females:
7% said yes 1 out of 20, 1 out of 15, 1 out of 12, 1 out of 10 Answer: 1 out of 10 How many teenagers do you thing attempt suicide every year? 500 or 5,000 or 12,000 or 19,000 Answer: 12,000 How many teenagers do you think commit suicide every year? 1,000 or 3,000 or 5,000 or 12,000 How many teens do you think commit suicide every year because of online bullying? Answer: 5,000 2,000 or 4,400 or 5,000 or 7,000 Answer: 4,400 Work Cited: Cyber Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http://ilccyberreport.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/ny-bullying-law-kickstarter-maelstrom-of-hate-and-mo-ca-court-rulings/>.
Humboldt. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http://www.humboldt.k12.nv.us/lhs/thebrand/news/2010-2011/01-12-11%20Cyber%20bullying%20becoming%20more%20common%20with%20use%20of%20technology.htm
Over Criminalized. The Heritage Foundation, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http://www.overcriminalized.com/casestudy/The-MySpace-Suicide.aspx>.
Register Citizen. David Hutter, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012.<http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2010/04/22/news/doc4bcfc44c033e3017761959.txt?viewmode=2>.
State Cyberbully Laws. Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http://www.cyberbullying.us/Bullying_and_Cyberbullying_Laws.pdf>.
Stop Bullying. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/index.html>.
Teen Depression. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http://www.teendepression.org/stats/bullying-suicide-statistics-bullycid>.