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
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