Internet Safety

Cody Sadler

What to look out for

Today, there are many people that use the internet daily. But not all people use the internet for good reasons. The Cyber bullying research facility did a survey, and found that half of the young kids have reported some sort of cyber bullying toward them.

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber Bullying one of many forms of bullying. The term "cyber" refers to the internet or online. Examples of cyber bullying include, mean comments, and spreading rumors are the most common.

Forms of Cyber Bullying:

Flaming: Online fights typically through emails and social media where angry and rude comments are give.

Denigration: Putting mean messages online, or through chat rooms, to set up to make fun of someone

Exclusion: Preventing someone from groups, chat rooms, and other group activities.

Outing: Sharing secrets about someone. Could include personal or private pictures or videos.

Trickery: Tricking someone to give someone personal photos to share with others.

Impersonation: Pretending to be someone else when sending messages or posts to others.

Harassment: Repetitively, sending mean messages to someone.

Cyber stalking: Continually harassing and denigration including threats of physical harm.

What to do if you are being bullied

1) Ignore the bully.

It may be hard to keep your emotions in, but exerting anger will make the situation worse.

2) Get someone to help.

Some people include your parents, teacher, guidance concealer, close friend, or close family members.

3) Talk about it.

Talking about it will help end the situation. When telling someone, explain everything that has happened;.

Bullying on Social Media

Today, there are many people on social media daily. Today 80 percent of teens use their cell phones regularly, making the bullying risk even greater. In 2014, about 43 percent of kids have been bullied online and 1 in 4 have had it happened more then once.