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HOW TO STOP CYBER BULLYING

HOW TO STOP CYBER BULLYING

Cyber-BullyingCyber-bullying: Bullying that takes place in an electronic format.Examples of cyberbullying include: - mean text messages or emails - rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites- embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles (stopbullying, 2014).

The signs that a friend is being cyber-bullied:1. Emotional distress during or after using the Internet2. Withdrawal from friends and activities3. Avoidance of school or group gatherings4. Slipping grades and "acting out" in anger at home5. Changes in mood, behavior, sleep, or appetite

Why does cyber bullying continue?Many kids and teens who are cyber-bullied are reluctant to tell a teacher or parent, often because they feel ashamed of the social stigma, or because they fear their computer privileges will be taken away at home.

Harmful effectsVictims of cyberbullying have: a) lower self-esteemb) increased suicidal tendenciesc) variety of emotional responses including:- cyber-bullying in response - being scared, frustrated, angry and depressed.

Cyber-bullying and suicidehttp://psychcentral.com/lib/cyberbullying-and-teen-suicide/0002765

Ways to prevent cyber bullying if it is happening to you:1) Dont respond: Clearing one's name online can seem important, but confronting a cyber bully can worsen the circumstances. After all, most bullies' motivation is simply to get a reaction out of their victims.

2) Collect evidence: Keep a record of the incidents by saving relevant e-mails, messages and postings as proof in case law enforcement becomes involved.

3)Determine its source: Try to find out the bully's identity by determining where you first encountered him or her and what information he or she knows about you.

4) Report incidents: Cyber bullying laws vary by state so contact local law enforcement as soon as you suspect the bullying has gotten out of control. School administrators should also get involved if the bully and victim are in school together as they may help alleviate tension during the daytime.

How to prevent cyber bullying:Cyber-bullying is a growing issue in many in schools:- By helping students research the issues around cyber-bullying, it raises awareness for both students and staff. - Take a stand against cyber-bullying with your classmates.

Assignment:Use your knowledge gained within your own research and this PowerPoint to create your own anti-bullying campaign.You may create a pamphlet, PowerPoint, Prezi or webpage

Sources:

https://www.msu.edu/~mannandr/webquest/conclusion.htmlhttp://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/24792320/detail.htmlhttp://www.cyberbullyalert.com/blog/2008/07/10-ways-parents-can-help-stop-cyberbullying/http://psychcentral.com/lib/cyberbullying-and-teen-suicide/0002765

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