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THE INTERNET IS FOREVER
Part III: Cyber Bulling
What is Cyber Bullying?
Using computers, cell phones, the Internet, text
messaging, email, FaceBook, Twitter, or any
other technology to intimidate, threaten, or hurt
others.
Examples of Cyber Bullying
Spreading Rumors.
• Posting negative comments about others.
• Posting embarrassing photos.
• Sending negative text messages.
• Teasing through Facebook or other social
networking websites.
• Recording embarrassing moments of others and
then posting the clip and/or commenting about
the clip.
• Threatening someone with harm online or via text.
• Cyber stalking.
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Examples of Cyber Bullying
Teasing Through Facebook or Other Websites.
Examples of Cyber Bullying
Leslie’s Story
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Leslie’s Facebook account was hacked by a former friend.
Her former friend gave her devil horns on her pictures, called
her names, and asked strangers to call her.
Police found out and prosecutors charged the former friend
with a crime.
Her friend is now serving 6 months of probation, 20 hours of
community service, and can only use a computer if she is
supervised.
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/125496348.html?tab=
video&c=y#Two
Examples of Cyber Bullying
Sending Negative Text Messages.
What is a negative text message?
Is forwarding messages cyber bullying? Why?
Examples of Cyber Bullying
Posting Embarrassing Photos.
Would you want this photo posted?
Why is this bullying?
CYBER BULLYING
Threatening Someone.
Example?
CYBER BULLYING
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can happen to anyone.
42% of kids have been bullied online
• 35% of kids have been threatened online
• 58% of kids admit someone has sent a mean or
hurtful thing to them online
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•Who
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is doing it?
53% of kids admit having said something
mean or hurtful to someone else
CYBER BULLYING
Free Speech or Cyber Bullying?
What is the difference between free speech and
cyber bullying?
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Think of some examples of free speech.
Is what you are saying meant to frighten, intimidate, or cause
distress by someone else or a group of people?
If the answer is “Yes” then it is not protected free speech, it is
harassment, and is cyber bullying that can get you in trouble.
CONSEQUENCES OF CYBERBULLYING
Cyberbullying can get you in trouble with your
parents, your school, or even the Police!
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Every school has an anti-bullying policy. If you violate that
policy, you can be subject to discipline.
State law says that harassment is illegal and if you harass
someone you can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.
Harassment means: knowingly frightening, intimidating, or
causing emotional distress to another person by anonymously
making a telephone call or any electronic communication
(Mo.Rev.Stat. 160.261).
CONSEQUENCES OF CYBER BULLYING
Megan’s Story:
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In 2006 13 year old Megan Meier committed suicide after a fight on an
instant messenger with “Josh,” someone she met on the Internet.
“Josh” was really the mother of one of Megan’s classmates, Lori Drew, who
created “Josh” to find out if Megan was a true friend to her daughter.
Megan thought that “Josh” rejected her after the fight and she committed
suicide.
Megan’s family pressed criminal charges against those involved.
Because of Megan and what happened to her because of cyber bullying,
every school has an anti-bullying policy that includes cyber bullying and all
incidents of bullying must be reported.
•Consequences of Cyber Bullying
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT BACK
http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/Cyberbullying-YouCantTakeItBack
CYBER BULLYING
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
CYBER BULLYING
What if you are being cyberbullied?
Tell your parents or another adult.
• De-friend or block the bully.
• Ignore the cyber bully and get offline.
• Shut down your profile, website, chat program, etc. or
enhance your privacy settings and “block” the bully.
• Change your screen name, profile name,
gamer
handle, etc.
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•CYBER BULLYING
Are you being a Cyber Bully? Ask yourself:
1. Would I say this in person?
2. Am I sharing something that is private?
3. Could this be misunderstood as something
harassing?
4. Would I want someone saying this to about
me?
CYBER BULLYING
CONCLUSIONS
Once you post it, you can’t take it back.
If you are a cyber bully, you can get in trouble
with your parents, your school, even the Police!
If you are being bullied, tell someone.
THE INTERNET IS FOREVER

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