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Cyberbullying

Facts about cyberbullying
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Melissa Wilson

on 6 December 2010

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Transcript of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying: What is it? What kids do... Statistics Parents Schools Law Enforcement Youth Prevention Cyberbullying is defined as: “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers,cell phones, and other electronic devices"(Hindula & Patchin, 2010, p.1). "Youth can send hurtful text messages to others or spread rumors using cell phones or computers. Teens have also created web pages,videos, profiles on social networking sites making fun of others. With cell phones, adolescents have taken pictures in a bedroom, a bathroom, or another location where privacy is expected, and posted or distributed them online.
More recently, some have recorded unauthorized videos of other kids and uploaded them for the world to see, rate, tag, and discuss" (Hinduja & Patchin, 2010). Have open communication with students and parents
Educate students on internet safety and internet safety laws and consequences
Create Acceptable Use Policies that address cyberbullying "20% of the over
4,400 randomlyselected 1118 yearold students in 2010
indicated they had been a victim at some point in their life.
About this same number admitted to cyberbullying others
during their lifetime. Finally, about 10% of kids in this
recent study said they had both been a victim and an
offender" (Hinduja & Patchin, 2010, p.1).

Pender County Students Report:
18% of middle school students report they have been electronically bullied (PCS YRBS,2010) Communicate with your child
Educate your child on internet safety
Monitor your child's computer usage
Create computer and cell-phone contracts with your child, stating all expectations
Discuss any concerns with your child and keep your child's school aware of any issues. Be aware of cyberbullying laws
Educate students and parents on internet safety Have an open relationship with an adult they can trust
Do not respond to inapprorpaite comments
Save all evidence of cyberbullying
Mantain privacy settings on social networking sites
Don't instigate cyberbullying by praticipating in it
Communicate opnely with their parents How does Cyberbullying take place? •Emails
•Instant messaging
•Text or digital imaging messages sent on cell phones
•Social nbetworking sites
•Web pages
•Blogs
•Chat rooms or discussion groups
•Other cyber technologies

(US Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2010)







Most cyberbullying is done away from school, although more cyberbullying may occur during school than many adults realize. For example, in a telephone survey of preteens (6-11-year-olds) and teens (12-17-year-olds):

•45% of preteens and 30% of teens who had been cyberbullied received the messages while at school.
•44% of preteens and 70% of teens who had been cyberbullied received the messages at home.
•34% of preteens and 25% of teens who had been cyberbullied received the messages while at a friend's house.

(US Department of Health and Human Services, 2010) Where does it happen? Resources
Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.(2010). Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, and Response. Retrieved from www.cyberbullying.us

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (n.d.) Cyberbullying. Retreived from http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/default.aspx

Wiredkids, Inc. (n.d.)STOP Cyberbullying: Prevention. Retreived from www.stopcyberbullying.org/prevention

Pender County Schools (2010). Pender County Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Burgaw, NC: Author.
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