Cyberbullying

Presented By: Lindsey J. VanGundy

Where and how is cyberbullying being made?

“According to the 2011 Pew Internet and American Life Survey, 33% of teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying.”

I personally think that the websites that have the most cyberbullying are the most popular websites such as:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Snapchat

Vine

gmail



What happens to people that are cyberbullied?

  • To save yourself from the problem getting worse, save and print screenshots and/or e-mails. These may be hurtful to look at, or may be embarrassing to share, but if you show them to the person that runs or owns the website or the chat room monitor of the website, they can deal with the cyberbully.

Sometimes, people will be cyberbullied so much that they will change schools or maybe commit suicide just so then they can get away from the cyberbully because it has hurt them and embarrassed them so much.

What are the concequences of cyberbullying?

  • “Sometimes, what seems like online harassment may be accidental. The impersonal nature of text messages, posts, and other ways of communicating online means it can be hard to figure out if someone is joking or not.”

  • People probably do it for revenge on someone or maybe just because that person likes to bully them outside or maybe they get mad or something with that particular kid that maybe makes the bully mad at them so they go for revenge.

  • Thats a way that people defend themselves to make them look good and cool or they try to show themselves of.

  • “Many people assume that bullies and victims only behave one way. The truth is that many bullies are often victims of bullying, and many victims of bullying often become bullies themselves. Researchers have found that there are bullies, victims, bully-victims, and bystanders. Bully-victims both bully others and are victims of bullying. Bystanders are usually people who don’t bully others and aren’t victims, but they are witnesses of bullying and their lack of intervention is a contributing part of the bullying cycle.”


HOW CAN WE PREVENT CYBERBULLYING ONLINE?

  • Never show personal information to people you don’t know such as your real name and/or address, etc.

  • If somebody were to send something that may be very uncomfortable to you, never answer it because that will lead into more bullying.

  • “Just like normal bullying, online bullying, or “cyberbullying,” is used to cause intentional harm or disturbance. However, the tools used to bully are things like cell phones and the Internet. Cyberbullying can be both direct and indirect and can be both verbal and relational. Victims of online bullying are often bullied by friends and people they know.”

  • “In some situations, cyberbullying is considered harassment. Intimidation or mean comments that focus on things like a person's gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, or physical differences fall into this category. Whether it's done in person or online, this type of meanness counts as discrimination and is against the law in many states. That means law enforcement could get involved, and bullies may face serious penalties.”


***REVIEW***

You will most likely find the following on a social media wbsite...

Your Full Name: Sally Sue

Your address: 1234 Hwy6 Dock, Maine

Your email: example123@example.com

Your Phone Number: (123)-456-7890

The websites will most likely ask you for a profile picture

Usually, the websites will ask for a phone number or an address. DO NOT PUT THEM ON THERE!!! That gives so much information that the bully could come and somehow harass you immediately. So DONT do it. It could save your life...

KEEP SAFE ON THE INTERNET AND FALLOW THESE TIPS! THERE IS A LOWER RISK OF GETTING IN TROUBLE!