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Cyber Bullying

Emily Jahoda
What is Cyber Bullying?
- the use of electronic communication to bully a
person, typically by sending
messages of an
intimidating or threatening nature.
Cyber bullying may take place through:

Text messages
Posts of messages
Any social media sites

Why is Cyber Bullying Different
than Bullying?
 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week
 Location doesn’t matter, only technology is present
 Easily kept anonymous
 Distributed at a rapid pace
 Difficult/impossible to track source

Who is most likely to be Cyber
 Any child or teen
 Females
 Youth with disabilities
 Teen perceived as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
Effects of being Cyber Bullied:
o Skipping school
o Poor grades
o Feeling unsafe at school
o Usage of drugs/alcohol
o Low self-esteem

Facts about Bullying
& Depression:
 According to a report by
National Institutes of
Health researchers, youths
who are cyber bullying
victims have higher rates of
depression than those who
bully them.

 In traditional bullying,
those who are both bullied
and who bully have a
higher rate of depression
than those who are just
victims of traditional
Interesting Fact!
Over half of adolescents
and teens have been
bullied online, and about
the same number have
engaged in cyber

What is a Bystander?
a person who is present at an event or
incident but does not take part.

Effects of a Bystander:
They think, “It’s none of my business.”
They feel powerless compared to the bully.
They believe the victim “deserves” it.
They don’t want to draw attention to themselves.
They don’t know what to do.
Bystanders Role in Stopping
Cyber Bullying :
 Speak up
 Don’t give the bully an audience
 Support the person being bullied
 Report the cyber bullying to the site on which it is occurring.
The Megan Meier Story

What to do if Cyber Bullied:
Keep all evidence
Print or Screenshot
Dates, times, texts, emails,

1. Tell someone you trust
2. Do not respond
3. Block user
4. Report if necessary
a. School
b. Authorities
Report to Law Enforcement if:
 Threats
 Stalking
 Harassment
 Child Pornography

(Laws vary within States)
Ways to Prevent Cyber Bullying:
 Parents monitor your child’s
Internet access.
 Teach your child about
digital citizenship & digital

 If you do not have
something nice to say, do
not say it at all.
 Make Use of Privacy
Digital Citizenship:
 is a set of standards for appropriate, responsible online behavior
that can serve as guidelines for young people, and for the
adults who are helping them to stay safe.
Digital Footprint:
 refers to the electronic trail left behind by any interactions you
or your child has online. This includes message that your child
sends, comments s/he posts, information s/he provides in online
profiles, images s/he shares with others, or images shared by
others about your child.
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Stop CyblerBullying Now

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