Terminate Cyber Bullying

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what is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is "the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature" according to https://www.google.com.

The Common Types of Cyberbullying

Some of the common types of cyberbullying are flaming and trolling, happy-slapping, identity theft/impersonator, photoshopping, physical threats, and rumor spreading. Flaming and trolling is when a person sends or posts antagonistic messages meant to inflame another persons feelings or emotions. Happy-slapping is when a person takes a video of someone being bullied or harassed in a particular way that usually involves physical abuse then posts it online for the people to view it. An identity theft/impersonator is a person who steals another person's password or/and hijacking their online accounts for the purpose of sending or posting embarrassing videos, pictures, or information. Photoshopping is when someone changes digital images to make the main focus be placed in an embarrassing situation. Physical threats are when a person sends physical threats to a person regarding their physical safety. Finally, rumor spreading is when someone spreads gossip through e-mail, text messages, or/and social networking sites.

Facts about cyberbullying

These are some facts from https://www.dosomething.org

1) Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 people have had it happen to them more than once.

2) 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online

3) Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying

4) 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem

5) 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.

6) 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop

7) Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse

8) Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying

9) About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once

10) Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide

11) About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.

Tips for Dealing with Cyberbullying

One tip that could help you with cyberbullying is to not respond to rude e-mails, text messages, or comments. Another tip that could help you with cyberbullying is to contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or website administrator and ask them to remove any web page that was created to hurt people. In addition, block a cyberbully if you are able to. Plus you could also, get a new account if you use an email or get a new number if you use a cellphone. Also another tip would be to get the school involved and learn the school's policy. The first link below is the NYCDOE policy. Finally my last tip would be to make a report to the second link below. Also if you think that something illegal has happened inform law inforcement. I hope that these tips will help you if you ever have to go through cyberbullying.
Below is a video of what cyber bullying can cause.
Below is an audio slideshow of how someone felt after being cyber bullying.

how to spread kindness

There are many ways to spread kindness and here are some ideas that I think will help to spread kindness. One way that you could help to spread kindness would be to post postitive comments on the Internet. Another way that could help to spread kindness would be to help people who are being cyber bullied. Finally, my last idea that I hope will spread kindness would be to really listen to people and the ideas that they have. These are some ideas that I hope will help you to spread kindness.