cyber Bullying

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Cyber Bullying
What is Cyber Bullying? Use of cell – phones, text messages, e-mail, instant messages, web blogs, and postings to bully another student in any of the ways described above. Examples of cyber bullying are sending threatening or insulting messages by phone and e-mail and spreading destructive rumors that ruin the reputation of a fellow student or worker. Bullying can occur just about everywhere: in any kind of school- poor or wealthy public or private, single-sex or co-education. It happens in outside in or outside the classroom in the workplace, and online Boys and girls are equal. Cyber bullies: Individuals with no strong relationships that are immature who are involved with hate groups who have been bullied themselves cliques. Just like bullies in the real world, cyber bullies get pleasure from tormenting their victims and the feeling of power from doing it. The reasons for their actions vary, but the end result is almost always the same for the victim: pain, hurt, broken confidence, and in the worst cases, death. Why do people Bully?

Peer Pressure
Continuation of face to face.
Forms of Cyber Bullying could be:
Fake SNS
Forwarded images or messages
Hacked SNS or email accounts
Chat rooms / bash boards
Cyber Bullying Examples
They use profiles, e-mails, instant messaging, blogs, bulletin boards, chat rooms, photo and videophones, digital images posted online, text messaging and cell phones, handheld communication and gaming devices and Web sites.  They often pose as their victim doing things or saying things to get the target into trouble online.  They may even break-into their victim’s accounts by either misusing or guessing their passwords, and once there either spam their victim’s friends or sometimes even change the password locking the victim out of their own account so they can’t fix it. They may use intimate details about other’s sexual activities preferences or relationships, post real or manipulated images at porn sites, or on other Web sites and in blogs.  They may place sexually-explicit advertisements posing as the victim, or make public very private information and images of the victim. They may post real or fake secrets about their victims.

They may also sign them up for pornography Web sites, a variety of e-mailing sites and explicit content. They sometimes use the terms of service rules against the victims by provoking an angry response and then reporting the victim’s angry response as a terms of service violation.

Bullies can inflict pain through
Direct Bullying- over attack involving physical or verbal aggression Indirect Bullying – secretive, covert attacks involving gossip or exclusion. Reactive Bullying – feel provoked into attack
Why don’t Victims Ask for help?
Kids view the internet is lifeline to their peer group.
Kids don’t want adults to know they have a problem with cyber bullying because they fear that adults will take their computer away What happen to Bullies and Victims?
Suicidal thoughts
Involvement can lead to aggression in school/verbal and physical Can become involved in criminal activity as adults

Lower Self esteem
Suicidal Loss of confidence
School problems
Grades drop in school

What moves people to Cyber Bullying? The person who Bullies probably doesn’t even know, right? Different people have different reasons.   Revenge - In this case, people who bully feel they are righting wrongs or protecting other people.  Usually these people do not see themselves as bullies. They can be trying to protect a friend or attempting to get back at someone who was mean to them. Power - In this case, people who bully are trying to show others how powerful they are. They want to make others do what they want and have control over them. They want others to be fearful of them. Often this is because in the off-line world, they have been bullied or victimized themselves. On-line, they can...
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