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Yr8 Cyber Bullying
Transcript of Yr8 Cyber Bullying
KSA Sec. 72-8256-2008
Cyber bullying includes threats by any electronic communication device including but not limited to email, instant message, text message, blogs, mobile phones, pages, online games, and web sites.
electronic bullying through cell phone texting,email,instant messages,chat rooms or website posting of harmful words or photographs of an individual
Kowalski et al. 2008
* long lasting damage in certain brain area
eg: medial prefrontal cortex, the hippocampus and amygdale
* increase susceptibility of human body to infection by disease
effects of cyber bullying
The reasons for cyber bullying by girls
* more time spent on computers and mobile phones
*throw away comments on Facebook
* blogging and picture profiles
drug and alcohol abuse
lower self-esteem: unable to communicate
unsafe sexual behavior
education courses for student
related knowledge for parents
promote awareness of the seriousness of cyber bullying
actively react to the cyber bullying and help their children
eg: Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Centre
new piot programs per year and retake feedback
give focus on girls
join the Internet world
1. log in children's Facebook or MySpace
2. check children's idol website
3. introduce parent's idol or authors to children
exchange information with school regularly
eg: behavior in school
sign " Acceptable Use Contract" with children
1. must respect and protect other's privacy
2. must respect and protect the intellectual property of others
3. must respect and practice the principles of community
parent pay money
school have right to intervene cyberbullying and force parent cooperate with them
1. not enough material
2. hard to keep up with the development of technology
Think before you send..
" Unless and until our society recognises cyber-bullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will contine. "
___Anna Maria Chavez
1. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
2. 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.
3. Over 80% of teens use a mobile phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
4. 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
5. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.
6. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
7. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
8. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
By 2012, 95% of all teens ages 12-17 had some sort of online persona, that number has since increased and spread to include ages 10 & 11
There is not a specific law (yet) which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990).
9. 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.
10. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
11. About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.