Make Social Media Great Again!

By: Laith, Oscar, Karli, Victoria, Nikko, Jackson, Ayden

The Triangles of Civics

Ways To Help Prevent Cyber-bullying.

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What is Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social network sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Goal Statement

We plan to make an impact on cyberbullying by creating a social media page promoting online culture. We hope to address cyberbullying by creating an after school program for children in emotional/mental distress and educating them on safe places they can go if bullied. Examples are library's, some gas stations, fire departments, and police stations.

Root Causes of Cyber-bullying.

1. Family conflicts

2. Prejudice/Racism

3.Revenge

4. Anonymity

5. Emotional/Mental Distress

Evidence

-From ages 10-24, 375 people attempt suicide per month.

- 1 in 3 teenagers get anxiety from cyberbullying.

-There are 4,400 deaths per year due to cyberbullying.

-20% of girls and 14% of boys get bullied through the internet.

The Sad Truth Of Cyberbullying Statistics

  • Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
  • More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.
  • Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
  • Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
  • Round half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying
  • Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim
  • Fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to law enforcement

Ways to Take Action Against Cyber-bullying.

1. Report it to a teacher, parent, or school counselor.

2. Highlight outlets for reporting on social media to report the cyberbullying.

3. Provide information on cyberbullying and mental health awareness.

4. Highlight after-school programs and safe places (libraries) if they do suffer bullying during the day.

5. Establish internet and computer usage rules with your child.

What Have You Learned From the iCivics Camp?

Karli- I have learned that more people should pay attention to the big problem of bullying.


Laith- I learned how to impact your community by advocating.


Jackson- I learned how to advocate and strengthen my community.


Oscar- I learned how to be a good citizen and how to advocate.


Victoria- I learned that cyberbullying is a bigger issue than I had expected.


Nikko- In camp, I have learned that cyberbullying causes death and needs to stop.

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The Triangle of Civics