Cyberbullying Session 3

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HOW TO COPE WITH
CYBERBULLYING
0 If you were being bullied online, what would you do?
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HOW TO KEEP SAFE IN
CYBERSPACE
0 What sort of things can you do to keep safe in cyber
space?
SAFETY
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO….
Block instant messages and
emails. Ask a parent or
teacher for help, or look at
the Chatdanger website for
advice on how to do this.
Report the bullying to the internet
service provider (ISP) if the
bullying happened online. Ask a
parent or teacher for help, or look
at Chatdanger, which has safety
advice about mobiles and internet
use.
Talk to someone you trust. This could be
a teacher, parent, carer or friend. Schools
have a responsibility to ensure that
students aren’t bullied, and they can take
action even if the bullying is happening
outside school.
Report serious bullying,
such as physical or
sexual threats, to the
police.
Report the bullying to your mobile
phone provider if you’ve received
bullying texts or calls on your
mobile. You may even have to
change your number if you're
repeatedly bullied through your
phone.
THE LAW AND
CYBERBULLYING
0Although bullying is not a specific
criminal offence in UK law, criminal
and civil laws can apply in terms of,
for example, harassment or
threatening behaviour, and
particularly relevant for
cyberbullying – threatening and
menacing communications:
Protection from Harassment Act
1997, which has both criminal
and civil provision.
Malicious Communications Act
1988
Section 43 of the
Telecommunications Act 1984
Communications Act
2003
Public Order Act 1986
Source : Ministry of Justice 2013
IT CAN HAPPEN…..
0 A 49-year-old Middlesbrough mother was found
guilty in a landmark cyber-bullying case
stemming from the suicide of a teenager who
killed herself after being sent taunting emails.
0 Lori Drew was convicted on three counts of
illegally accessing computers without
authorisation.
0 Prosecutors said Drew faced up to three years in
prison and a £300,000 fine, although no
sentencing date had yet been set.
0 Lori Drew has since lost her job, and her husband
has left her. This whole experience has wrecked
many lives, not just hers.
YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS
FINAL THOUGHTS
Use free email
addresses that you can
delete at any time.
Never post personal
information online
that can identify
you in anyway.
Treat others
with respect
online
Keep all passwords
secret and do not
share them with
anyone else.
If you don’t want the
world to know, then
don’t post it online.
WHERE TO GET HELP….
0 NSPCC through Childline 08001111.
0 www.cyberbullyhelp.com. Great resource
0 www.stopcyberbullying.org.uk specific site dedicated to
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helping.
www.stopbullying.gov.uk another great site.
www.parentfurther.com a good resource for parents that
want to learn more and spot the signs.
www.clickceop.net really helpful advice
Samaritans 08457909090
Your school, youth worker, carer or mum/dad will be there
to help too.
References:
0 Session 2 slide 7,8,9 & 10 – Cyberbullying Questionnaire:
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/kids/are_you_a_cyberbully.html
0 Session 2 slide 6 – Effects of Cyberbullying:
http://www.teachtoday.eu/en/Teacher-advice/Cyberbullying/Whatare-the-effects-of-cyberbullying.aspx
0 Session 2 slide 5 – Phoebe Prince Case Study:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/phoebe-prince-southhadley-high-school-new-girl-driven-suicide-teenage-cyber-bullies-
article-1.165911
0 Session 3 slide 4 – What you should do:
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/parents/guide.html
0 Session 3 slide 5 & 6 – The Law and Cyberbullying:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk
0 Session 3 slide 8 – Final Thoughts :
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/take_action/take_a_stand_against_cy
berbullying.html
Learning Outcomes
0 What have you learnt from this session.
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