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1 CYBERBULLYING Introduction to Cyberbullying

2 CYBERBULLYING: IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION You ARE the problem!

3 Using strength (physical, social or intellectual) to INTIMIDATE someone. Often used to get somebody to do something. Definition of bullying

4 Using electronic communications to bully someone. Definition of cyberbullying

5 What your grandfather thinks when cyberbullying is mentioned: I m going to rough up your computer and pull its plug Attempt at humour

6 Unfortunately cyberbullying is not so simple, and its consequences are anything but funny. No laughing matter

7 25% of teenagers have been the victim of cyberbullying last year 10% of children over the age of 9 have been bullied online 33% of victims have been subjected to online threats But the most frightening statistics are yet to come Statistics

8 95% of teens who witness cyberbullying do nothing about it 50% of teens who are victims of cyberbullying do not tell their parents Nobody does anything

9 IF YOU WITNESSED A VIOLENT CRIME, SHOULDN T YOU REPORT IT? YES, YOU SHOULD. Even policemen can t get away with beating people up when there are videos and the internet.

10 WHAT ABOUT YOUR VIRTUAL SELF WHO KEEPS IT SAFE? Often: NOBODY!

11 So somebody has been calling you nasty names online. Is that really so bad? Sticks and stones Sure, I trash talk my friends, but they don t mind. Just don t listen to the haters. I don t. Not really taken seriously

12 Cyberbullying can lead to stress, unhappiness, depression, and even suicide. Suicide is the 2 nd leading cause of death among young people aged Homicide is 3 rd. It should be

13 Cyberbullying used to be an online behaviour with only online consequences. Not any more. It is getting worse

14 Cyberbullies who find out a person s real-life identity can harass that person s parents, teachers, fellow students, and co-workers. In many cases, they doxx the victim which means, they publish the victim s personal information online and then encourage others to harass the victim as well. Imagine not one but 100 cyberstalkers after you

15 Even logging off won t save you any more!

16 So, what can be done?

17 Slander Defamatory remarks spoken to someone other than the defamed. Libel: Defamatory remarks in print or other media. Both slander and libel are crimes which can result in a civil suit. Legal action is it possible?

18 Sure. You can take your case all the way to the Supreme Court. if you have money to burn.

19 Getting satisfaction in court is a long, expensive, and difficult process. In the USA, the victim often does not win the laws protecting freedom of speech are invoked to defend the actions of the cyberbully. In many countries, the police have more important cases to investigate. Most people don t.

20 TYPES OF CYBERBULLYING It covers a lot of ground these days

21 Exclusion Peer pressure Stalking Physical bullying Blackmail Digital character assassination Real life threats Types of cyberbullying

22 The cyberbully tries to alienate your friends, or make your peer group mock or hate you, leaving you alone and vulnerable. Many cyberbullies will not stop with exclusion. Once somebody has been excluded, the cyberbully often moves on to more serious attacks. Exclusion

23 The cyberbully tries to get you to do or say things that you don t want to do or say, by telling you that all the other kids do it, or by suggesting that you won t fit in. Ironically, peer pressure is often used by cyberbullies to get people to help them bully other people. Peer pressure

24 The cyberbully follows you on all your social media and gives you unwanted attention. It can be rather creepy, actually. This form of cyberbullying is quite common among adults as well. Stalking

25 If the cyberbully knows you in real life, he (or she) can combine cyberbullying with physical or social bullying. I know where you live and when you least expect it, I can be there. So you d better not annoy me. Physical bullying

26 The cyberbully threatens to reveal confidential information about you that would be embarrassing or even harmful to you. Although in some cases the information is obtained through hacking, usually it is obtained directly from the victim. This can be an escalation of some of the previous types of cyberbullying. Blackmail

27 The cyberbully will stop at nothing to destroy as much of your virtual identity as possible, and usually hopes to destroy your real life as well. This type of cyberbullying is also common among adults in many cases the goal is to get you fired from your job. Digital Character Assassination

28 The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly getting people angry, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn't count as trolling; it's just flaming, and isn't funny. Spam isn't trolling either; but it's lame. Is it a form of cyberbullying? If the victim gets angry, doesn t that mean you are a cyberbully? Is trolling fun?

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