don`t be a bully with a smart phone
three differences between cyberbulling & bullying
- Cyberbullying could be viewed as more of a threat than traditional bullying
- Traditional bullying is any type of bullying that is carried out through non-electronic means. There are three main types of traditional bullying: verbal bullying, physical bullying, and social bullying. All three involve the harassment of a victim by an aggressor whose intent is to inflict harm
- Cyberbullying is a form of interpersonal harassment that is conducted electronically. This electronic harassment can be carried out in many ways, using a variety of mediums. Abusive messages can be sent to a victim through text messages, instant messages, or e-mail. Cyberbullies can also attack their victims through postings on Facebook, twitter or other social networking Web sites. In some instances, cyberbullies have used these and other mediums to post potentially embarrassing photos or videos of their victims online for everyone to see.
effects of cyberbullying
- Use alcohol and drugs
- Skip school
- Experience in-person bullying
- Have lower self-esteem
- Receive poor grades
prevention & awareness
- Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with
- Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use.
- Ask for their passwords, but tell them you’ll only use them in case of emergency.
- Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
- Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they, or someone they know, is being cyberbullied.