Cyber Bullying… a major threat in most of our young lives. It’s harsh, despicable, and wrong. Why do children and teens commit this crime? This page will help distribute the knowledge of this tragedy affecting our youth.

What is bullying?

A person is being bullied when he/she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons. Negative action is when a person intentionally inflicts injury or discomfort upon another person, through physical contact, through words or in other ways. Note that bullying is both overt and covert behaviors.
http://www.cobbk12.org/preventionintervention/Bully/Definition%20of%20Bullying.pdf

Cyber bullying

Cyberbully is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or targeted by another child using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology.

http://www.starw.org/b2b/CyberbullingDefinition.htm

Cyber-bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.[1] As it has become more common in society, particularly among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber-bullying


Statistics

Here are some Statistics on bullying from the site below. If you want toknow more statistics about cyber bullying, click on the links below
  • Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
  • More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online.
  • Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
  • Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
  • About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly
http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/cyber-bullying-statistics.html

Links to statistics

The Types of Cyber Bullying

Here are the main types of bullying people commit everyday on their feet and through the web.
1) Physical: hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching, spitting or any other form of physical attack. Damage to or taking someone else’s belongings may also constitute as physical bullying.
2) Verbal: Name-calling, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing, using sexually suggestive or abusive language, offensive remarks. This is the most common form of bullying.
3) Cyber: any type of bullying that is carried out by electronic medium such as :

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    1. Text message bullying
    2. Picture/video clip bullying via mobile phone cameras
    3. Phone call bullying via mobile phones
    4. E-mail bullying
    5. Chat-room bullying
    6. Bullying through Instant Messaging (IM)
    7. Bullying via websites
4) Emotional: spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of malicious rumors. These are some technologies students use that allow them to Commit cyber bullying cyber bully. These are things that are available to them at all times, and are easy to access them.
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Cameras
  • Television
  • Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr)

Effects of bullying

When a target/victim is bullied by this type of criminal, the victim of that situation can be affected at many levels. High or low it will hurt them in many ways. Click on the links below to learn ways that a bully can affect its victim.


What do i do?

The common question that every child asks an adult. “What to do if you are bullied?” Well here are some ways you students, adults, and parents can learn and teach others about cyber bullying. To learn more click on the links below.

Protect yourself

Click on the links below to learn many ways to avoid or protect yourself from online criminals. These links have basic information to do so, like reporting a bullying situation when one occurs or simply just avoiding their messages and deleting that person them on your contact list.

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Become a Member Now!

Here’s your chance to become a member of an anti-bullying group or organization. If you are against bullying simply just click on these links and an anti-bullying organization membership webpage will open.

Discussions on Cyber Bullying

Want to hear discussions with advice from real experts on cyber bullying? Well these people have the real facts. If you’re interested than click on the links below and you will be satisfied.

Bullying Videos

Here are some videos that you can see that are real stories about cyber bullying. These stories are 100% real, nothing fictional. These stories are based on everyday situations between younger and older teenagers.

Podcast Outcast

Click on the links below if you want to listen to these intresting stories that these “podcasters” have and want to share.

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Teacher resource cyber bullying links
Hey teachers! Looking for some cyber bullying information to teach your students? Here are some really helpful links below just click and teach. These sites include advice for you students

Parent resource Cyber Bullying links

These links are for those parents that have children that are experiencing being bullied and need advice on what to do before they make the wrong move or are becoming a bully and need a lesson before they too make the wrong move.

Hotlines

If you’re a parent, teacher or a student with a student/friend with a bullying problem and need advice, show them these hotlines and websites where they can receive the help they need.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (888) 333-2377
  • Cyber Bully Alert (617)-534-5050
  • School Reach CyberBully Hotline (800)-420-1479
  • Anti-Bullying Hotline (8660-444-6996

Other supporting Organizations