A modern epidemic
94% of people aged 11-17 own a mobile phone
89% of people aged 11-17 own their own laptop or PC
54% of Facebook users have experienced cyberbullying
Over 50% of adolescents have experienced cyberbullying
Only 10% of cyberbullied children report it to their parents
Tyler clementine was an 18 year old who comitted suicide in 2010. His reasons were that his roommate filmed with a web cam how Tyler kissed another man because he was gay and then uploaded to social media. He was bullied in social media and committed suicide in 2010 by jumping off the Washington Bridge.
Rules on basic safety and how to stop Cyber bullying
- Don’t respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you
- Don’t retaliate. Getting back at the bully turns you into one and reinforces the bully’s behavior. Help avoid a whole cycle of aggression.
- Save the evidence. The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help.
- Talk to a trusted adult. You deserve backup. It’s always good to involve a parent but – if you can’t – a school counselor usually knows how to help. Sometimes both are needed. If you’re really nervous about saying something, see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously at school.
- Block the bully. If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”
- Be civil. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. Also, research shows that gossiping about and trash talking others increases your risk of being bullied. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
- Don’t be a bully. How would you feel if someone harassed you? You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone’s shoes; even a few seconds of thinking about how another person might feel can put a big damper on aggression. That’s needed in this world.
- Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages empowers bullies and hurts victims even more. If you can, tell bullies to stop or let them know harassment makes people look stupid and mean.
values of cyberbullying
- Digital writing is supposed to empower people to share ideas and criticism from their directed audience
- Content will not always be accepted by other users
- People with strict intentions are not afraid with legislation: the system is made for the “freedom of speech”
- Peer pressure helps the trolls reliving the weakness of others in the internet/ anonymous users are important in this role
-Traits and self-concept are really the ones who make cyberbullying happen. It may make another person feel better making other people feel bad. These are the main reason.
Ways of Cyberbullying
- Impersonation of the victim
- Threatening to send embarrassing photos of victim
- Creating online rumors/posting humiliating things of the victim via blogs
- Posting videos of the victim being bullied in a non cyber way in order to humiliate them
- Harrassment via e-mails or instant messaging services