Cyber-bullying

Definition:

Cyber-bullying is when a child, pre-teen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. (Source: Stop Cyber-bullying website)

What it looks like:

Common forms of cyber-bullying include:

  • Unpleasant text messages
  • Posting nasty comments on social networking sites
  • Setting up 'hate groups' about people online
  • Conducting polls about people online
  • Making prank or silent calls
  • Writing blogs about people
  • Passing someones phone number round to other people
  • Sending insults, voice and video messages via online game chat facilities
  • Getting a large group of gamers to gang up on someone within a game
  • Stealing passwords and impersonation
  • Sending viruses or malicious code by email

Support for pupils:

    Pupils should be made aware of how to report abuse and who to talk to at school or at home about it. The following websites offer more advice and support:

    Stop Cyber-bullying
    Beat Bullying
    Bullying UK
    Childline

    From Cyber-bullying Assembly - Secondary.

Written by E-safety Support on July 11, 2013 10:05


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