Trouble in Cyberspace


This website will tell you all about cyber-bullying. It will tell you how to avoid cyber-bullying. It will also tell you statistics about it and how to recognize it. This website can be helpful for kids, adults, and teachers alike.
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Cyber-Bullying is one of the most common types of bullying around

Bullying is: Intentionally aggressive behavior that can take many forms.

Cyber-Bullying is: Use of the internet, mobile or cell phones, email or other electronic media post about, or directly attack another person.

Statistics about cyberbullying:

There was a survey conducted at a Midwestern University. The survey came out with the following statistics.

  • 38% reported knowing someone who was cyberbullied.
  • 21% reported being cyber-bullied.
  • 8% reported being a cyber-bullied.
  • Here are some more statistics involving cyber-bullying, and the way it is usually done.
  • 83% use cell phones
  • 47.1% use cell phones at school
  • 40.5% take pictures with cell phones
  • 31.5% go online with cell phones
  • 50.1% use Facebook
  • 37.7% use MySpace
  • 11.5% use YouTube
  • 6.5% use Twitter
  • 20% of students have reported being cyber-bullied in their lifetime.


Different Types of Cyberbullying
There are many ways students harass each other using electronic mediums. Some different types of cyber-bullying are as follows:
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Cyberstalking: The bully sends the victim continuous messages over a phone or internet that are usually of a threatening or derogatory nature.
Flaming: The bully uses pictures and harsh language in an online argument to show a point.
Outing: When a victims’ personal information is used and stolen over the internet. (a password, ect.)
Masquerading: The bully makes a fake internet identity and uses it to harass a victim.
Anonymity: The bully makes threats to you, but is able to conceal who they are.

Different Technologies:
There are many technologies that cyber-bullies use. All of them are accessible at all times, and can do continuous harm to a victim.
1. Social Networks (MySpace, Facebook)Instant Messaging
2. Email
3. Photoshop
4. Blogs
5. Mobile Phones


Stories
There are many kids around the world who have had to deal
with cyber-bullying. They have some very compelling stories. Here are the links to them.

Effects

People who are cyber-bullied react in many different ways. All of the reactions will be negative, though. Here are the most common effects.

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http://www.childrenshospital.org/dream/dream_fall07/how_is_cyber_bullying_affecting_your_kids.html
http://dcdawnp.webs.com/
http://cyber-bulling.blogspot.com/2010/06/effects-of-cyberbullying.html


How to Prevent Cyber-Bullying From Happening to You

No worries, because there are plenty of ways to prevent or end cyber-bullying if it is happening to you. Here are some steps that will tell you how to prevent cyber-bullying if you are a victim.

1. Do not respond to a message over the internet or phone, because the bully will have nothing to enjoy about bullying you.
2. Save the evidence so that you will have proof if it gets to the point that you must show an adult that the person is bullying you.
3. Block the bully. There is a function for blocking for almost every medium.( Faceook, your phone, e-mail)
Click on the links below to learn more.

How to Protect Yourself
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Here are a few hints on how to protect yourself from cyber-bullying. Using these will help. The links for helpful sites are here. These are just a few hints, though. Follow the links included for more information.


Podcasts
There are a lot podcasts out there on cyber-bullying. They are very interesting, and it is in your best interest to listen to them. Here are a couple of samples.


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For more videos like this one, visit these links. Many of these links are very helpful. They will help to tell you about the current action being taken to combat and crack down on cyber-bullying. They are beneficial to anybody.


Parents
It can be very hard for parents to have a child who is a victim of cyber-bullying. They need to know what to do if their child is having problems. The links below can tell you all you need to know. These sites are very informational for parents.



Teachers
Teachers need to know about cyber-bullying, too. Here are some helpful links for educators. With these sites, teachers can learn how to take action and know what to do if a student comes to them with problems regarding cyber-bullying.


Here are some organizations that work to prevent cyber-bullying (Phone Numbers and Website Links). They are very helpful, and can help with any trouble you have been having.

Additional Resources
If you still have questions, here are some additional resources.
http://www.clarion.edu/180072/
http://universe2.byu.edu/node/15609
http://lmweinst.myweb.usf.edu/Cyberbullying%20website.html
http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/cyberbullying/
https://www.ncjrs.gov/internetsafety/cyber.html