Cyber Bullying

A Harmful act to others. You can stop it with a few clicks

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when you use electronic devices to harm others.This can be teasing or joking around but the person that receives it can be damaged not phisically but mentaly. Cyberbullying canm leave a scar permanently on the victim.Social media is a big part of cuyberbullying because thats mostly where it happens. The websites mostly used for cyberbullying are Facebook, and Instagram, also twitter and myspace

Statistics

Bullying is not something that happends low scales, it happends worldwide and to a lot of people so these are some statistics about bullying in a fun video, to learn them.
Bullying Statistics Short

cases/Examples

For this example part we choose the most shocking example we could find on cyberbullying. The example we choose was about

If you want to know more about the cases

History of the Internet

  • The first reported case of cyberbullying was on 1998, when a middle school kid made a website that had threatening messages to others.
  • Then in 2006 there was another notable case about a girl name Megan Meir that committed suicide.This happened after a mother and daughter created a Myspace account and send hateful messages to her. This ended in her taking the choice to end her life.This was one of the first cases but since then there have been many more.
  • The Social media sites that exist and have been tools to cyberbullying are these:(they are the the most common).
  • Young people are twice as likely to suffer cyber bullying on Facebook than on any other social networking site, the largest ever survey of the problem reveals today.

    And two out of three 13- to 22-year-olds who were surveyed have been victims of online bullying, which could mean some 5.43m young people are estimated to have experienced the menace.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cyber-bullying-facebook-twitter-askfm-2328238

Rules on basic safety

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. You need to do this even if it’s minor stuff, in case things escalate.

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. It’s time to let bullies know their behavior is unacceptable – cruel abuse of fellow human beings. If you can’t stop the bully, at least try to help the victim and report the behavior.


http://www.safeteens.com/tips-to-stop-cyberbullying/

Messege about cyberbullying

Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but technology now gives them a whole new platform for their actions. The old "sticks and stones" saying is no longer true — both real-world and online name-calling can have serious emotional consequences for our kids and teens.

It's not always easy to know how and when to step in as a parent. For starters, most kids use technology differently than we do. They're playing games online and sending texts on their phones at an early age, and most teens have devices that keep them constantly connected to the Internet. Many are logged on to Facebook or Tumblr and chatting or texting all day. Even sending email or leaving a voicemail can seem old-school to them. Their knowledge of the digital world can be intimidating to parents.

But staying involved in kids' cyber world, just as in their real world, can help parents protect them from its dangers. As awareness of cyberbullying has grown, parents have learned more about how to deal with it. Here are some suggestions on what to do if this modern type of bullying has become part of your child's life.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html

How to stop cyberbullying

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. Who wants to empower a bully?

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. You need to do this even if it’s minor stuff, in case things escalate.

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. It’s time to let bullies know their behavior is unacceptable – cruel abuse of fellow human beings. If you can’t stop the bully, at least try to help the victim and report the behavior.

http://www.safeteens.com/tips-to-stop-cyberbullying/

Ways of cyberbullying

  • Cyber stalking – cyber stalking can be described as the sending of messages to frighten or threaten someone. The person receiving these messages begins to worry about their safety and general well being.
  • Degradation/humiliation – bullies will use cyber bullying to spread rumours and hearsay with the purpose of damaging the victim’s reputation to ensure that they are shunned.
  • Harassing – harassing is the sending of insulting, threatening and harassing messages via the internet or cell phones. These messages are however sent persistently and tirelessly.
  • Impersonating – impersonation is the act of taking on an identity that is false for the purpose of tormenting a person and damaging their reputation. Impersonation can also be acted out by pretending to be the victim also by creating a false identity or profile.
  • Flaming – this is a very hostile and rude form of abuse where the bully uses vulgar and abusive language with the intention of starting a fight with the victim.
  • Text messaging – most bullies will use text messaging to torment another teenager or pre-teen. They do this by enlisting the help of other bullies and together they keep sending endless text messages to their victim’s phone. The purpose of all this is to run up the victim’s phone bill which will eventually get them into serious trouble.
  • Password theft – some bullies will do everything possible to gain the passwords of a teenager illegally. After gaining these passwords, the bully enters the victim’s sites and locks them out. In some cases, the bully will use these sites to bully others.
  • Web site creating – bullies will create websites and pages and load them with images, statements and insulting remarks for the sole purpose of tormenting and humiliating a person.
  • Use of Photos and images – bullies will post embarrassing photos of their victims all over the internet to torment and humiliate them. In most cases, these photos and images are fake and just altered to portray the victim. We all have heard of stories where teenagers have been tricked into sending their naked photos to a stranger they met online only for the stranger to post them all over the internet just to humiliate and torture the victim emotionally.
  • PC attacks – this is the sending of Trojan horses, viruses, worms, spyware and so on to another person’s computer. With our youth becoming more knowledgeable on computer technology, pc attacks have become extremely easy to employ.
  • Proxy attacks – bullies who prefer this kind of bullying usually enlist the help of their fellow bullies and friends to humiliate and cause emotional damage to others. Proxy attacks are where the bully with the help of someone else will install a proxy into the computer of the victim. By doing this, the bully will be able to access even the most confidential information of the victim through the proxy which will transmit it to him or her. The bully will then use this information to humiliate or threaten the victim.


http://nobullying.com/cyberbullying-examples/

Values and cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is anti values because it just hurts and threats the life of others.We think it should be best to make friends instead of harm others.the consequences of doing this are devastating because people decide to end their lives.We also think you should make friends instead of bullying others.Respecting and treating other good are some ways to stop it, but to stop it online we have to do in the social media.The social media is a great way to communicate and express ourself but when you start using for bad it becomes a tool of destruction.This is why cyberbullying must end.

Awareness song with video

Breathe Me - CyberBully (Bullying Awareness Video)

Bullying awarnes groups on the social media to help

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