Define the term Cyberbullying?
|A)||Euphoria when removed from Internet access|
|B)||Excitement when receiving e-mail or text messages|
|C)||Strict adherence to established rules and expected behaviors|
|D)||Sacrificing normally enjoyed offline activities to participate in Internet activities|
Types of Cyberbullying
Is when someone steals your child’s identity and creates an online profile to be deceptive.
This is impersonating someone online and thinking it’s entertaining or funny.
This is when someone posts mean information online to hurt someone’s reputation or relationships. This includes posting photos, videos, etc. and the cyberbully is typically someone who knows the victim
Causes of cyberbullying
It doesn’t matter what type of bullying we’re talking about, if a child has been bullied, they are more likely to respond by bullying another person. In these cases, the child feels that their actions are justified because they’ve gone through it themselves. The child may go after their bully or another child who they see
Cyberbullies target others to add some entertainment to their lives. They may also be seeking out attention from their parents. Instead of being entertained through a positive outlet (school activities, spending time outside, finding a hobby, etc.), the cyberbully turns to the internet to stir up some drama.
Cyberbullies think that since it is over the internet, they are safe from consequences. The cyberbully doesn’t see the child’s reaction to their actions, which makes it easier for the cyberbully to continue this behavior. It is easier for a child to cyberbully than bully face-to-face because of the anonymity.
The consequences of being the victim of cyberbullying
How to Prevent cyberbullying
Cyberbullying takes place online and is a form of violence, often against kids. It can cause lasting damage to victims, and should not be tolerated by anyone. It’s important to speak to children about cyberbullying and provide them a safe space to discuss any concerns openly.