Cyber Bullying
"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words CAN still hurt me"
In our generation we teens have taken a new level of bullying, Cyber bullying. From physical harassment to text messages or putting it on the web to social network.This page will teach you the consequences, resolutions and the opinions of other people about Cyber Bullying.

Definition of Bullying: A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing

Definition of Cyber bullying: :the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person often done anonymously cyber bullying occurs when the Internet, mobile phones etc are used to send or post texts or images that are deliberately meant to hurt or embarrass someone. Cyber bullying is particularly common between teenagers.

Statistics in Cyber Bullying
Bullying is no longer about the strong picking on the weak in the schoolyard. The physical assault has been replaced by a 24 hour per day, seven days a week online bashing. Savvy students are using Instant Messaging, e-mails, chat rooms and websites they create to humiliate a peer. No longer can parents count on seeing the tell-tale physical signs of bullying—a black eye, bloody lip, torn clothes. But the damage done by cyber bullies is no less real, and can be infinitely more painful.
Cyber Bullying Statistics
  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8
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Types of bullying:
Physical Bullying: Includes any physical contact that would hurt or injure a person like hitting, kicking, punching, etc. Taking something that belongs to someone else and destroying it would also be considered a type of physical bullying. For example, if someone was walking down the street and someone else and destroying it.
Verbal Bullying: A name-calling, making offensive remarks, or joking about a person religion, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or the way they look. For example, if there was a group of kids who made fun of another kid because he couldn’t run as fast as everyone else, it would be an example of verbal bullying.
Indirect Bullying: Includes spreading rumors or stories ab 0out someone, telling others about something that was told to you in private, and excluding others from groups. An example would be if you started a rumor that a boy in your class likes playing with dolls, and if the reason that you made up the story was because you thought it was funny.
Social alienation: Is when a bully excludes someone from a group on purpose. It also includes a bully spreading rumors, and also making fun of someone by pointing out their differences.

There are a lot of types of ways to cyberbully these days such as…….
• Sending an e-mail over a computer
Sending a text message over the phone
• Making a fake phone call and threatening the victim.
1.//Cyber//-//bullying// - //Science Daily//

Treat People The Way you Want to be Treated

Approximately half of U.S. students are impacted by traditional bullying each school day. It happens on buses, in the cafeteria, gym, hallways, playground, and in classrooms. The most frequent form bullying takes is words (teasing, taunting, ridiculing, name-calling, and gossip - not blows). This type of bullying happens in the “physical” world and that world has time and space limits. Cyber-bullying is making school days even more painful for many children and some school staff. Bullying in cyberspace is not bound by school hours, school days, or facing the intended bully victim. Unfortunately, the perceived anonymous nature of the internet often insulates the bully from the consequences of their damaging behavior.
As the number of households with Internet access approaches saturation and cell phone ownership expands to the 100 million mark, so do the ways kids bully each other. Cyber-bullying in the form of text messages, emails, photos, website postings can go school-wide in minutes and global in days. Slanderous information sent out into cyberspace is difficult, if not impossible, to expunge. Cyber-bullying often takes the form of cyber gossip, where damaging content is based on whim; not facts, and is posted on social networking sites such as MySpace and FaceBook.

Cyber-Bullying Getting Bigger: Studies indicate that cyber-bullying incidents have quadrupled in five years. A 2000 survey by the Crimes Against Children Research center at the University of New Hampshire reported 6 % of young people had experienced some form of cyber-bullying. In 2005, studies of 1500 Internet-using adolescents found that over one-third had been cyber bulled and half of those admitted to cyber-bullying others (Hinduja and Patchin, In Review.) A 2005 study by National Children’s Home Charity revealed that 20% had been cyber-bullying victims. A 2004 survey conducted by i-Safe America of 1556 adolescents found that 42 % had been bullied online.

For more links about story's of other victims
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6.//Cyber bullying worse than// the real thing - The Inquirer
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8.//Cyber//-//Bullying//: The New Female Terrorism by Bruce Cameron, LPC **...**


What should I do?
If you’re like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos, and music to websites. You may have online friends whom you’ve never met in person, with whom you play games and exchange messages. Teens’ lives exist in a variety of places such as school hallways, part-time jobs, and friends’ houses. Now many teens also have lives on the Internet. And bullying has followed teens online.Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyberbullying is a problem that affects almost half of all American teens. Whether you’ve been a victim of cyberbullying, know someone who has been cyberbullied, or have even cyberbullied yourself, there are steps you and your friends can take to stop cyberbullying and stay cyber-safe.
Cyber Bullying effects the lives of everyone around you, your parents, friends, etc. Just as the paragraph above explains that it even kills you inside and make you go into depression and causes you to probably commit suicide. Some cyberbullies don't know when to quit and realize its wrong when its too late. Every school has a bullying problem in and out.

More Links
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3.**What To Do if** Your Child Is A **Victim of Cyberbullying** | Ask Dr. Manny

Click on These links below to view how other teens deals with cyberbullying.

1.Real-Life Stories **Videos**
2.**Cyber Bullying** and School **Videos**
3.**Cyberbullying** — National Crime Prevention Council
4.**Cyber Bullying**: Real Teen Stories (**VIDEO**)
5.Fighting **Cyber-Bullying** - CBS News **Video**


This can Include
  • school surveys on bullying to identify the problem
  • awareness campaigns in schools, churches, places of worship, libraries, and recreation centers
  • a school climate where bullying is not tolerated(educational programs, peer counseling, whole-school policies, classroom rules, cooperative learning activities, increased supervision during lunch and recess).

Teachers Section
All change begins with awareness.To raise home, classroom and organization awareness of cyber bullying being an unacceptable behavior, include curriculum related lessons into your weekly school lesson plan. When thousands of US teens were asked what the single most important thing parents or teachers could do to change the behavior, they replied. "Tell us it is wrong. Tell us why. Follow up on your interest. Kamaron Institute Management Consulting edcuational services group is providing you with these free activies and lesson plans. They are teacher and classroom tested.For teachers that can help out with the problem and come out with a solution.Combating bullying is a mission that requires cooperation between everyone involved. Parents, the school, and the community must work together to stop bullying. A comprehensive intervention plan that involves all students, parents, and school staff can help ensure that all students can learn in a safe and fear-free environment.
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2.**Lesson** Plans Activities Cyber **Internet Bullying** Prevention | The **...**
3.**Bullying** - FREE powerpoints, interactive activities games, **lessons** **...**
4. Belmar Elementary School - //Cyber Bullying Podcast//
5.**Bullying lesson plans** - Teaching Tolerance **Lesson Plans**
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7.//CyberSmart//! Student Curriculum

Click here for hotlines for Support Organizations.
Glenn Stutzky, M.S.W.
Clinical Instructor
School of Social Work, Michigan State University
Email: Phone: 517-432-7110



New cyberbullying hot line (617-534-5050) staffed by the Boston Public Health Commission

1-800-SUICIDE (National)

Podcast Section:

1.//Cyberbullying// — National Crime Prevention Council

2. //Cyberbullying// Prevention

3.//Cyberbullying Podcast// | Askthejudge