Transcript of Cyber-bullying for teenagers.
Social Networking sites, like Facebook, are often the root cause of cyber-bullying matters. The Effects and How to Deal with it Cyber-Bullying What is Cyber-Bullying? Cyber-Bullying is the use of the Internet to cause deliberate harm to others. Some say that it is worse than normal bullying, as the victim can never get away from it. It is not just words; pictures and videos that are posted are also considered to be a form of cyber-bullying. Social Networking Since more and more people are using social networking sites (like Facebook and Twitter)... ...more and more people are becoming victims of cyber-bullying. However, there are ways people can stop being bullied via social networking sites. If someone becomes a victim, they could block that particular person... ...or delete them... ...or deactivate their own account. By doing any of those three, the bully will be unable to contact their victim in that way. Some may not wish to do any of those three... An alternative is changing their privacy settings... This can be done by clicking on the settings wheel and changing it to who you want to see the content. Phone Phones are also used by bullies... Victims maybe targeted through phones. They may phone the victims number and say nothing or prank call them. This can be avoided by a change of number and deleting the bully. The victim should turn their phone off for a while. Who To Talk To? Parents are always the first people to approach if you can. However if you find that particularly difficult, there are others who will help you... For example... Friends, Teachers and school counsellors. You are not on your own. The Internet There are many websites which will give you tips, advice and guidance... Such as... http://www.samaritans.org/ http://www.bullying.co.uk/ http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx http://www.cybermentors.org.uk/ Real-Life Story Megan Meier, at the age of 13, hung herself due to cyber-bulling. A former friends mother pretended to be a boy called "Josh" on MySpace. "Josh's" attitude changed after a while and became rude and mean. Less than half an hour after their last conversation she had hung herself.Full transcript