Cyber Bullying

The Impact of Cyber Bullying.

What is cyber bullying?

Cyber Bullying- the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

What is the effect of Cyber Bullying.

  • 95% of social media-using teens who have witnessed cruel behavior on social networking sites say they have seen others ignoring the mean behavior; 55% witness this frequently (PEW Internet Research Center, FOSI, Cable in the Classroom, 2011)
  • 85% of parent of youth ages 13-17 report their child has a social networking account. (American Osteopathic Association, 2011)
  • 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied via a social networking site. (American Osteopathic Association, 2011)
  • More girls are cyberbullys than boys (59% girls and 41% boys).

How to prevent it.

  1. Educate yourself. To prevent cyberbullying from occurring you must under- stand exactly what it is.
  2. Protect your password.
  3. Keep photos “PG”
  4. Never open unidentified or unsolicited.
  5. Log out of online accounts.
  6. Pause before you post.
  7. Raise awareness.
  8. Setup privacy controls.