Supporting Guide to Cyberbullying

School is designed to educate kids with books and feed them knowledge to prepare them for their future career and long-lasting life. But for students, its not only that. For students school is a place for socializing, a place for social interactions. School allows us to interact with others, helping us developing our social interaction skills. But sometimes, that place of social interaction cannot come out positively for some people. Especially when you become a target of bullying. Sometimes kids can be really crude and mean to others. Because of their immaturity, they don’t understand clearly how that can seriously affect other people’s life, considering it as a some sort of a game. Bullying can also sometimes take place on the internet, which is known as cyberbullying. The ones that get bullied feels miserable, and worthless. This can lead to suicide cases, or drug abuse, neither not a pleasurable future for the child. There are many ways teachers, students, and adults around that child can support him or her to get through bullying, the tough times of their life.

Major Concepts
– Nearly 43% of all children have experienced being target of cyberbullying
– 1/4 of the 43% says that they have experienced it more than once
– 81% of the child population believes that online bullying is easier to get away with than actual physical face-to-face bullying
– 70% of the students report frequently saying that they are bullied online.
– Teens or adolescents that spend more than 3 hours on social networking each day has 110% higher risk of getting bullied online
– 1 in 10 teenagers are being posted embarrassing photos or videos of them online, without their permission.
– Smartphones are used the most frequently in cyberbullying
– 25% of teenagers are bullied using text messages
– 64% of teenagers are bullied on Facebook
– 29% of teenagers are harassed using twitter
– 21% of teenagers are bullied using emails or direct messages
– Girls are twice as likely to be target of cyberbullying than boys
– Boys have a higher risk of getting threatened than girls
– Only 1 in 10 victims informs to their parents about themselves getting bullied
– Victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to commit suicide
– Victims are more likely to have a low self-esteem, being insecure

Potential Strengths/Advantages
– There are many ways to help out children that is being cyberbullied, and knowing what cyberbullying really is the key to giving good advice and support to children that is being bullied
– We can prevent cyberbullying from happening if teenagers aren’t glued to their electronic gadgets all day, therefore setting a time limit of their use on gadgets may be a good idea
– There maybe a specific reason why people is getting cyberbullied, and identifying the cause will be the first step of stopping cyberbullying
– People bullies others because they react, therefore ignoring the bullies is a good idea. The bullies will lose motivation of further continuing the bully, and it can stop one day
– Saving the evidence of cyberbullying is another way to fight back, if the things completely get out of hand, there is nothing stronger than an stable evidence

Potential Problems/Disadvantages
– Children nowadays can be very cruel, and because they are still young and immature, they do not how it can affect the ones that are being bullied. They are not capable of understanding the pain and sorrow of the ones being bullied, considering it as a sort of a game. We need them to understand this is serious matter, and in the worst cases, death can also occur. We need to acknowledge children what bullying can really do, or this problem will never be prevented
– Teenagers being glued to their gadgets 24/7 is also another reason of this bullying to occur. Even though their parents scolds and tells them to not use it all the time, they are simply addicted to it. When the parents take it away from them they go nuts. We have to get rid of this addiction to electronics or cyberbullying will never vanish

Discussion Questions
– What are the possible ways to prevent teenage electronic addiction?
– At which age does cyberbullying occur the most? And why?

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Lepi, Katie. “What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying.” Edudemic. N.p., 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2014.

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Posted on March 10, 2014, in ICT G9. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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