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  • Cyber-Bullying Ryan SmithCritical Literacy:CYBER-BULLYING

  • What is cyber-bullying? The use of the internet and related technologies to harm other people in a deliberate, repeated, or hostile manner.When children or teenagers are threatened, harassed, embarrassed, etc., by another child/teenager through the use of the internet or cell phones.

  • Direct attacksCyberbullying by proxyDirect messages sent from one individual (the bully) to another (the victim). Having assistance by the use of others to target the victim. * Much more dangerous because adults get involved in the harassments.How does cyber-bullying work?

  • Direct attack (examples)Cyberbullying by proxy (examples)Picture sending (email and cell phones)Instant messaging/text messaging harassmentStealing hacking passwords Blogs/Facebook/Twitter/Myspace Interactive gaming (Xbox live or PlayStation online)Cyber bully poses as the victimStealing someone's account and making up lies to destroy their image.Posting info/posing as their victim online.Bully creates a hate group or child molester group against victim.How does cyber-bullying work (part 2)

  • BullyingCyberbullyingDIRECTOccurs on school propertyPoor relationships with teachersFear retributionPhysical: Hitting, Punching, ShovingVerbal: Teasing, Name calling, GossipNonverbal: Use of gestures and Exclusion

    ANONYMOUSOccurs off school propertyGood relationships with teachersFear loss of technology privilegesFurther under the radar than bullying (hidden)Emotional reactions cannot be determinedBullying VS. Cyber-bullying (in school)

  • Why do people cyber-bully?Motives differ depending on the person.Anger, revenge, or frustration.EntertainmentBoredPower/social standingLaughs/positive reactions among peersNote: Different motives require different solutions and things to consider when dealing with the bullying.

  • Cyber-bullying The FactsGirls twice as likely than boys to be bullied42% of kids have been bullied online75% of kids have visited websites bashing othersNo escape- School ends at 3, internet never ends56% of cyber-bullying occurs in chat roomsAs technology grows, cyber-bullying gets worseBest (and only) prevention- Ignore it and dont let it get to you

  • You tube video on suicide cyber-bullyinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKvXPM-EVDQ

  • Treating cyber bullying in the futureEducating kids in school-at a younger age.More attention emphasized by school police officers.Community groups.Parenting tendencies? (what do you guys think)

  • EXCLUSIONIS ACCESS TO THIS TECHNOLOGY DENIED TO PERSONS BECAUSE OF RACE, CLASS, GENDER, OR ACHIEVEMENTCATEGORIES? FOR EXAMPLE, THINK OF A TECHNOLOGY THAT IS DEBATABLY GEARED THROUGH MARKETING TOWOMEN VERSUS MEN (E.G. COMMERCIALS FOR HOME CLEANING PRODUCTS ROUTINELY DEPICT MOTHERS AS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THEIR PRODUCT).

    CYBER-BULLYING IS A USE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS A SPECIFIC AUDIENCE. THE BULLYING IS GENERALLY ATTACKING CHILDREN, USUALLY FALLING IN THE AGES OF 10-18. PARENTS AND OTHER ADULTS ARE NOT OFTEN VICTIMS OF CYBER-BULLYING BECAUSE THEY ARE A HARDER TARGET TO ATTACK (OLDER/MORE MATURE, SMARTER, LESS EMOTIONAL, ETC.)Critical Literacy

  • Resources http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/http://www.cyberbullying.us/http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/27/more-teens-victimized-by-cyber-bullies/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKvXPM-EVDQ

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