The consequences of cyber bullying
What is cyber bullying?
Cyber bullying is either a individual or a group of people that are critisizing, insulting or just being plan rude over messaging apps, social websites or text messaging. They also counts as bullying if they put unwanted pictures of you on the social networks.
Are these new messaging apps/websites encouraging cyber bullying?
Questions and Answers
- What are the most common outcomes of cyber bullying?
A lot of different outcomes can happen. A new one at our school that a lot of students do is cutting, which is when you have a dangerously sharp object and scrap it against your skin. However the majority of results end in self harm and in some extreme cases, suicide.
Are there any applications to counteract cyberbullying?
A: No apps really do stop cyber bullies completely, but some are trying to counteract it. Here is the research that we found on this website below:
How can you help out a victim without becoming the victim?
”Ask him/her if they're ok, has it been continuous? Try make yourself anonymous - help your friend without letting the bully know you helped.” -Dan Cockerill.
Do parents need to be more cautious about the apps their children are using?
A: “I think that parents should be aware of whatever their children are doing on the internet-apps or otherwise.” - Miss Streatfield.
Do bullies understand how they make people feel?
A: Usually they know that it mentally hurts the victim, but they don’t know how harmful it really is until something significant happens.
When is a post/message considered as bullying?
A: When it’s offensive, racist, abusive, sexist or hurts a person/s feelings.
How have these apps changed our way of communicating?
A: Face-to-face talking is being reduced. Most people are talking over the internet/phone. It makes it easier for people to bully, you don’t have to be tall and scary to be a bully. Don’t have to ‘walk the walk’ just ‘talk the talk’.
Olivia Liv Penpraze
Listen to her message and think about what social networking has done for you.
From the research we've found, it has created a new way of our thinking and made us more aware of the many differences between bullying and cyber bullying.
Thank-you for viewing our presentation.
By Issy, Tayla, Francie, Emily and Ivy