FC: Cyberbullying | By: Jason Gardner, Teah Gray, and Anna Walter
1: Cyberbullying - Is when teens use cellphones, Internet or any other technology to embarrass or hurt other people.
2: Statistics | Over 40% of teens with Internet access have been bullied online in the past year | 53% of kids have cyberbullied | Only 10% of teens have told their parents they were bullied | 42% of kids have been bullied online
3: 35% of kids have been threatened online | 40% of students have been bullied online more than once | 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails or online messages | 15% of parents do not know what their kids are doing online | 57% of cyberbullying happens in chat rooms.
4: As a student refuse to pass along a message from a cyberbully. Also can tell friends to stop cyberbullying. | Can report the cyberbullying and tell a trusted adult. Also as a student block communication with cyberbullying. | Speak to other students and teachers and also school administrators to stop cyberbullying and make rules against it. | Student
6: Parent | Make sure that your child understands how to properly use the internet and does not retaliate. If your child is receiving taunting messages, keep them from commenting. Commenting may make the bully keep picking on the victim. Monitor the websites your child gets on. You can install a parental locking software to keep you child off unwanted websites.
7: Encourage the school to teach kids about cyberbullying and the laws of the internet. Make sure that your child understands that everything that is posted on the internet is long-lasting and the whole world can see what they put on the internet.
9: Teach Internet safety and how to be a good digital citizen Talk to their students about bullying and the consequences of being a bully Give kids strategies about how they can deal with cyberbullying Talk to the parents of the person being bullied and explain how they can help If your school does not already have a anti-bullying system work with other teachers and help develop one.
11: Stories of Cyberbullying
12: Kylie Kenney was cyberbullied for two years by her classmates. Her classmates created websites that featured names like Kill Kylie and sexual things to her. Those were filled with threatening remarks about the young girl. The police filed charges of harassments against the individuals responsible.
13: Megan Meire, a 13 year old girl from Missouri committed suicide after a horrible case of cyber bullying. Megan became friends with a boy on Myspace that was supposedly new to her home town. This "new child" was a group of people, including adults, that had wished to humiliate her because of her friendship that was falling apart. Megan was upset when she found out the truth of who the new boy was. After her friendship that was falling to pieces had ended she committed suicide.
15: Ryan Halligan began to have problems with bullying in 5th grade. He was taunted for being uncoordinated and having struggles in school. In 7th grade the bullying had gotten worse and Ryan was afraid that he would get beaten up. Ryan was then able to get over his bullying problem by befriending the bully. Ryan than began to talk to friends and other people online. The boy who was bullying Ryan before led the other students in bullying Ryan online. Ryan had shared an embarrassing story with the boy thinking they were friend, but the boy then decided that Ryan was gay. Ryan than began to talk to one of the most popular and pretty girl in school. When Ryan went to talk to her in school she told him he was a loser and didn't want anything to do with him. Her and her friends thought it would be funny to let him believe she liked him. The girl also sent all of their private conversations to all her friends. Later that year on October 7,2003 Ryan committed suicide. His parents believe it was from having his heart crushed by that girl and the relentless bullying from his other classmates
16: Central- Do not make harassing or discriminatory remarks, threatening statements or post hurtful images on computers. Do not write anonymously about someone else and do not spread false information. | Acceptable Use Policy
17: Los Angeles Unified School District- Using profane, abusive, or impolite language; threatening, harassing, or making damaging or false statements about others or accessing, transmitting, or downloading offensive, harassing, or disparaging materials Dalastown - The school district has created a policy that will reduce and eliminate harassment when they occur. Recommendations 1. Stricter punishments against those who bully 2. Better monitoring of the students computers 3. Provide bullying victims with the support they need
18: The board shall establish, reasonable and nondiscriminatory rules and regulations regarding the conduct of all students in the district during the time they are under the supervision of the school or at anytime while on school property. | Discipline Code
19: Recommendations 1. Limit computer privileges to bullies. 2. Have parents involved with the discipline of their child. 3. Make sure the victim can be separated from the bully.