A GROWING ISSUE IN OUR YOUTH
What is Cyberbullying?
- Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that takes place using electronic technology
- Electronic technology includes devices like phones, computers and tablets as well as social media websites, text messages, and chat
- This type of bullying can happen 24/7, and can reach the victim even when they are alone
- Cyberbullying tends to be done anonymously and in front of a very broad audience
Effects of Cyberbullying
- use alcohol and drugs
- skip schools, be unwilling to attended school and receive poor grades
- experience in-person bullying
- have lower self-esteem and have more health problems
Consequences for Cyberbullies
- Cyberbullying may rise to the level of a misdemeanor cyberharassment
- If the bully is young enough they may result in the charge of juvenile delinquency
- Parents of the victim may try to press criminal charges
- It may result in the bully of loosing their online accounts or ability to use their devices
- If hacking or password and identity theft is involved, they can be charged with serious criminal charges under federal or state law
What Can You Do?
- Treat everyone with respect
- Stand up for others
- Report it if you see it happening
- Don't join in
- Stop and think before saying anything that can hurt someone
- 43% of teens have been bullied online and 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once
- 70% of teens report seeing frequent bullying online
- 68% of teens agree that cyberbullying is a serious problem
- 90% of teens have seen bullying on social-media but chose to ignore it
- 81% of teens say that cyberbullying is easier to get away with than bullying in person
The Rise in Cyberbullying
- In 2010-2011 about 9% of students in grades 6-12 reported experiencing cyberbullying
- In 2013 15% of high schoolers reported being bullied via social media and technology
Cyberbullying in Real Life
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