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This is my web page on Cyberbullying.




"Colin's Bullying Page"

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Cyber Bullying is when somebody bullies you by technology. The Cyber Bully will use things like; cell phones, blogging, texting, email, and Facebook too. Cyber Bullying is against the law, and you can go to jail for doing it. The police and many other people are cracking down on this issue too. This page is all about cyber bullying/ bullying, statistics of cyber bullying, types of cyber bullying, technologies’ of cyber bullying, how bullying affects the victim, ways to cope with cyber bullying, and how to protect yourself from online cyber bullying.

Definition of Bullying

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior, which may manifest as abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power.


Definition of Cyber Bullying
Cyber-bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. As it has become more common in society, particularly among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it.


Statistics of Cyber Bullying
■42% of kids has been bullied while online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
■35% of kids has been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 has had it happen more than once.
■21% of kids has received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
■58% of kids admits 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 admits having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 has done it more than once.
■58% has not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.

Click on the links below to see more statistics of youth cyber bullying.




This segment of the web page is about the different types of bullying.

  • Physical Bullying-Physical bullying is an obvious type of bullying that can cause a lot of damage to victims.
  • Emotional Bullying-Emotional bullying refers to the cases where a person is made to feel isolated and ridiculed largely through mechanism such as teasing, shouting, mocking and ignoring.
  • Cyber Bullying-Cyber Bullying is when a child is tormented, threatened, harrassed, humiliated, embarrassed or targeted by another child using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology.
  • Up-Front Bullying-Bullying is intentional aggressive behavior. It can take the form of physical or verbal harrassment and involves an imballance of power (a group of children can gang up on a victim or someone who is physically bigger or more aggresive can intimidate someone else, for instance).
  • Verbal Bullying-Verbal Bullying is a subtle form of bullying that relies on the use of language.
  • Gay Bullying- Gay Bullying and gay bashing are expressions used to designated verbal or physical actions that are direct ir indirect in nature by a person or group against a person who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT), or of questionable sexual orientation, or one who is percieved to be so, because of rumors or fitting gay stereotypes.
Click on the links below to view more types of cyber bullying.


Technologies of Cyber Bullying
  • Cell phones
  • Texting
  • Emailing
  • Blogging
  • Social Networking
  • Internet

Story about Cyber Bullying

Megan Taylor Meier (November 6, 1992 – October 17, 2006), was an American teenager from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, who committed suicide by hanging three weeks before her fourteenth birthday. A year later, Meier's parents prompted an investigation into the matter and her suicide was attributed to cyber-bullying through the social networking website MySpace. The mother of a friend of Meier, Lori Drew, was later indicted on the matter in 2008, but in 2009, Drew was acquitted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Megan_Meier

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How Bullying Affects the Victims
  • Sometimes leads to death
  • People don’t eat
  • People will make you depressed
  • Maybe make you cut yourself
Click on the link below for more infromation on how bullying affects the victims.


Things to do if you are cyber bullied
  • Tell the teacher
  • Go to an adult
  • Go to a counselor
  • Report this to the police
  • Tell your parents about what's going on

Click on the links below for more information about what to do if you are being cyber bullied.
Some ways to prevent cyberbullying of you online is to
  • Only let your friends see your Facebook page
  • Block your email to people you don’t know
  • Create another account for facebook and or email

Click on the links below on more information on how to protect yourself online.


Videos of cyber bullying

Click on the links below to view the videos

Resources on cyber bullying for teachers

Click on the links below to view the resources for teachers

Resources on cyber bullying for parent
Click on the links below to view the resources for parents

Cyber Bullying Hotlines
  • 617-534-5050 - major’s heath line
  • 1 800 448 3000- help at the end of the line
  • 617-619-6177- city desk wired
  • (908)272-0631- anti-bullying programs
  • (215) 400-SAFE- safety tips- the school district of Philadelphia
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Cyber Bullying Online Support Links
Click on the links below to view online support