By Dan, Meg and Olivia
How does being a victim of cyber bullying effect your life and how can you stop this from happening?
Intro to Cyber Bullying
- Higher risk of anxiety and depression.
- Increased feelings of sadness and loneliness.
- Changes in sleep and eating patterns.
- Loss of interest in activities.
- Increases in thoughts of suicide also in adulthood.
- Are more likely to miss, skip or drop out of school.
- Receive poor grades.
- Have lower self-esteem.
- Have more health problems.
- Be unwilling to attend school.
- Take alcohol and drugs.
- Dont pass along cyberbullying messages.
- Tell your friends or family to stop cyberbullying.
- Block communication with cyberbullies; delete messages without reading them.
- Never post or share your personal information online (including full name, address, telephone number, school name or parents’ names ) or their friends’ personal information.
- Never share your Internet passwords with anyone.
- Talk about their life online.
- Not put anything online that they wouldn't want their classmates to see, even in email.
- Not send messages when they’re angry or upset.
- Always be as polite online as they are in person.
Source: National Crime Prevention Council
Survey Results from Raroa Students
1-How would you react if you we're cyber bullied?
4/5 said they would feel sad or down.
2-Would you tell someone as soon as you were cyber bullied?
4/5 said yes.
3-If you saw any type of bullying what would you do?
3/5 said to get an adult straight away.2/5 said to stop it themselves.
4-Could you get over being cyber bullied and how?
5/5 said they could get over it.4/5 said to keep enjoying life and do the stuff the like.
5-If you we're in the bully's perspective would you stop if an adult found out?
5/5 said yes.
6-Are you under age for any social network?
1/5 said yes.
7-How old should you be for a social network?
4/5 said 13+.
8-Have you ever been cyber bullied?
4/5 said no.