Bullying vs. Cyberbulying
What's the difference?
What is Bullying?
Bullying is a repeated behavior intended to harm another that involves a disparity of power. For example, the aggressor is seen to have more power than that of their target.
What does it look like?
Male students typically bully physically or verbally, while female students typically bully through social exclusion or spreading rumors.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is intended and repeated harm inflicted through the use of electronic communication (phones, computers, etc.). With technology on the rise, cyberbullying is now the most common form of bullying.
What does it look like?
Cyberbullying can arise in a variety of formats, such as text messages, emails, social media posts, video and picture messages, and through revealing one’s privacy.It may be threatening text messages, humiliating posts on social media, or embarrassing information being leaked onto the internet.
How do we Stop this From Happening?
We will keep our school a safe place and report any bullying or cyberbullying, no matter how severe the circumstance. We will continue to have conversations on why these are a serious issue and how harmful it is to the emotions of our students.
As an age group, junior high students are most likely to cyberbully. We must be aware of this and THINK BEFORE WE TYPE.
Why Should You Report It?
Bullying in any form can have immediate and longterm harmful effects on victims such as:
- Withdrawl from friends and activities
- Lower-self esteem
- High depression levels
- Decreased academic performance
Who Can You Contact?
- Assistant Principal
- Social Worker
*If you need help with how to contact, please see the office secretary.
- One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year.
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it
- More than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied.
- School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%.
- The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%).
- 19.6% of high school students in the US report being bullied at school in the past year. 14.8% reported being bullied online.
- 90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline.