Cyberbullying by:Carrie fugitt

What is Cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Cyber bulling happens on electronic technology mostly on various forms of social media. The top 3 networks that have cyber bullying are number one Facebook then Instagram and finally Ask.fm.

Who does it?

In general boys and girls can be the people to harass. Based on a Youth Internet Safety Survey boys are more likely to be the bully than girls. Boys are more often to harass girls too.

Teens who bully tend to break the rules often and are more likely to be aggressive. Teens who are being the bully have bad behavior and often get in trouble twice as often as non bully teens.

http://www.cyberbully411.org/who-cyberbullies

Why do they do it?

A common bully does this because he or she lacks own attention maybe from a parent, friend or sibling at home. Another reason why is because they have been bullied before and want revenge and feel more powerful. Another time the parents are the bullies. When your parent is a bully it is more likely for your kid to become one too. Bullied bully's get relief from feeling helpless and overpower others. Many kids who bully are often jealous of the person who is being bullied.

http://www.stompoutbullying.org/index.php/information-and-resources/about-bullying-and-cyberbullying/why-do-kids-bully/

Bar graph showing recent cyber bullying occurrences
  • 18-28% of people have said a rude or mean comment online
  • 9% have said they have harassed another person on purpose
  • Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
  • Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
  • 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
  • 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.

http://www.cyberbully411.org/who-cyberbullies

https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-cyber-bullying

How to prevent Cyberbullying

  • Beware of what you are posting
  • know who follows you
  • have secure passwords
  • set up privacy controls
  • google yourself
  • pause before you post
  • log out of online accounts
  • do not be a bully yourself

http://cyberbullying.org/Top-Ten-Tips-Teens-Prevention.pdf

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Created with images by J_O_I_D - "del-cyberbully"

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