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FC: Cyber Bullying By walker crenshaw, nick strine, and riley bashen

1: What Is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, torment, and cause harm to other peers.

2: Parents need to be supportive if their kid is being cyber-bullied. A good way to support them is to let someone know that works at his or her school. They also need to be the one trusted place kids can go to when being cyber-bullied. Also, don't hesitate to report it. If you see just about any signs of them being cyber-bullied it needs to be reported. Evidence needs to be preserved in order to tell the police about the issue.

3: Know what your child is doing online and ask to friend or follow them on websites that you are capable of and make sure nothing seems like they're being cyber-bullied. If you feel the need to do so, you may want to check conversations with someone you might be suspicious of and know what websites your kid uses to learn more about what they are doing exactly. Also, encourage your kid to tell you if they are being cyber-bullied in any way from posts on the internet, or even texts or pictures that aren't appropriate.

4: Students are the ones affected most by cyber bullying. What can they do for help?

5: 5 Tips to Stop Cyberbullying 1. Never post your personal information or a friend's. (Besides the fact that it is criminal to post someone else's information without their consent, you don't want any creeps to see your info). 2. Never respond when you are bullied. They want a rise out of you. Not responding shows them you don't care. If it doesn't stop, save the messages and tell someone. 3. Never use acronyms. Text messages do not have a voice, so the other person may take it another way. You may want to reread it and change the wording. 4. Never talk about race, religion, or war on the Internet (at least with people you don't know) because the Internet exists all over the world. These topics can really offend people. 5. Never put private information in a message. It could be sent to the wrong person and possibly end up on the Internet-which is also why you want to Google yourself every once in a while, just in case there is any unwanted information.

6: A Real Life Story of Cyberbullying -by a girl who calls herself "Quelly" While on the Internet, a girl blamed Quelly for saying something bad about her and her family, although she had never said anything. Quelly told her she did not say anything about her, and it was never spoken of again... at least for a while. The girl brought it back up later, and said Quelly is said even more stuff about her, but she never said anything about her. Then this girl fights her, and later gets another girl to fight her. One of the girls got expelled, and the other one was charged, but Quelly was suspended. Now she feels the whole school hates her and is switching schools.

7: How are principals involved in Cyberbullying?

8: Teachers and Cyber Bullying Most victims of cyber bullying wont even tell their own parents and it is even more unlikely that they would tell a teacher. Students need to know that their teachers are there to help them.

9: TEACHERS AND CYBER BULLYING What can teachers do to help their students? 1. Show the students that you care 2. Make it easy for students to report cyber bullying 3. Keep policies and practices up to date 4. Promote the positive use of technology 5. Be willing to help students in their time of need

10: The CYHS Acceptable Use Policy The school discipline code says that cyberbullying is: "Posting inappropriate information about a specific person or otherwise harassing that person on the Internet, in emails, through instant messages or through other digital formats such as text messages on a cell phone." A Real Life Story of Cyberbullying Robin Brigant, the principal of Sultan Middle School, was cyberbullied. A fake Facebook page was made about her. Someone pretended to be her and posted all kinds of inappropriate things, such as having relationships with students. Some of the students at her school told her about it, and it is now being investigated.

11: Statistics About Cyberbullying 1. Almost 43% of students experienced cyberbullying, and one in four of those students it happened more than once. 2. Out of ten middle school students, four admitted that someone has stolen | 3. Twice as many girls than boys will participate in cyberbullying or be bullied. 4. One in ten teens actually tell a parent when they are being cyberbullied, and less than one in five are reported. | and/or changed their password for an account and sent messages from their account and/or blocked them from their account.

12: Statistics About Cyberbullying (Continued) 5. Girls are less likely than boys to be threatened online. 6. About one in ten teens have had embarrasing pictures taken of them without their consent. 7. Even though 85% of parents with children 13-17 say their child has some kind of online account, only 7% are actually worried about cyberbullying. 8. In 2011, one million children were cyberbullyed on Facebook. 9. Cyberbullies spend a whole 11.6 more hours online longer than other teens.


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