Cyber bullying ; the words hidden behind the screen is always brutal and…
Cyber bullying ; the words hidden behind the screen is always brutal and hurting
A recent survey from the Cyberbullying Research Center found that 34 percent of students in the United States between ages 12 and 17 have been cyberbullied. (U.S. national estimates are roughly 1 in 4 students.) Moreover, 20 percent of suicides of American teens and young adults have ties to bullying-related issues. (Suicides among teenage American girls are currently at a 40-year high.)
Jodi Plumb was distraught when she found out there was a website containing terrible comments about her. It was talking about her weight and they estimated a time of her death. Jodi's mom went straight to the school board and asked for harsher action taken about the bullies. Jodi had been attacked twice in school. As well as people taking pictures of her for the website
Sarah Lynn Butler, a seventh grader from Hardy, Arkansas, committed suicide on September 26, 2009. Sarah,
types of online bullying (what do we mean by online bullying?)
posting rumors, threats or embarassing information
Participating in text wars or text attacks causing distress and cell phone bill
changing the target's online profile to include sexual, racist or other inappropriate things
Stealing the victim's password and chatting with other people while pretending to be the victim.
Threatening to share embarassing photos as a way of controlling or blackmailing the victim.
Creating websites, polls, blogs
Participating in video shaming
Downloading a video of something humiliating and posting it to youtube.
creating an incident that causes another person to become upset or emotional and then record the incident.
Engaging in subtweeting, vaguebooking
Posting tweets or facebook that never mention the victim's name.
Using subtle posts and tweets to fuel the rumor mill while avoiding detection by teachers, administrators, and parents
traditional bullying and online bullying (what is the difference between them?)
Cyberbullying, a modern form of bullying performed using electronic forms of contact (e.g., SMS, MMS, Facebook, YouTube), has been considered as being worse than traditional bullying in its consequences for the victim
Why is cyberbullying worse? (what is its own characteristics)
There is no hiding for the victim. Cyber bullying can be done quickly and spread out to a wider audience.
90% of the time the bully is known to the victim, but cannot be identified because they are using fake email addresses and accounts or someone else's mobile.
Anyone and everyone indulges in cyber bullying of some kind while they are online, simply reposting an objectionable picture or posting a comment can be seen as cyber bullying.
Cyber bullying is more damaging than simple teasing or bullying because it makes data available to the online audience of embarassing pictures or comments about the victim.