George Hardeman Instructor Jongpil Cheon
To The Educators!
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying refers to hurting or harming someone through electronic communication such as the internet, cell phones, or even emails. The messages may be intimidating or threatening. They may even be rude and demeaning . Cyberbullying is affecting many of our students today. It is important that we as educators know about it, what it is, and what we can do to stop it.
- Girls are more likely to be the attackers and the receivers when it comes to cyberbullying, whiles boys are more likely to be threatened.
- Teens who spend more than 3 hours per day social networking will be 110% more likely to experience cyberbullying.
- 2 to 9 people that experience cyberbully will be more likely to commit suicide.
- 43% percent of students are victims of cyberbullying and 1 in 4 of that 43% says its happened more than once.
Consequeses : Things that may happen due to the affects of cyberbullying
Sudden loss of friends
A drop in grades
Need for extra money or supplies
Unexplainable injuries or bruises
Preventions : These are mostly for students but parents and teachers should discuss these with students
Adults have more power and control than you they can help you
Never respond to cyberbullying, walk away from whatever device you are using and go to your parents
Only expect friends that you know in really life
Never post nude pictures of yourself on the internet they remain there forever even after deletion
Actions : What can we do?
We as teachers need to know and discuss how we can help these students
We also need to encourage students to stand up and stop it when they see it