by jade mcfetridge
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sleeping behaviour (either lots more or lots less) Abnormal nail biting or
other minor or severe self harming behaviours Abnormal changes in mood
There are two kinds of cyberbullying, direct attacks (messages sent to
your kids directly) and cyberbullying by proxy (using others to help
cyberbully the victim, either with or without the accomplice's knowledge).
Because cyberbullying by proxy often gets adults involved in the
harassment, it is much more dangerous.
social networking sites
What is it?
Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen 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. It has to
have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against
another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or
Children have killed each other and
committed suicide after having been involved
in a cyberbullying incident
How does it work?
Stastistics of the different
"Unlike other forms of bullying, cyber-bullying
can follow children and young people into their
private spaces "Jim Knight Schools minister
Lori Drew, 50, pretended to be a boy on the
MySpace website to befriend Megan Meier, who
hanged herself after the virtual friendship ended.
stastistic of victims of
September 2006, ABC News reported on a survey prepared by I-Safe.Org. This 2004 survey of 1,500
students between grades 4-8 reported: 42% of kids have been bullied while online. One in four have
had it happen more than once. 35% are retarded 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails
or other messages. 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More
than four out of ten say it has happened more than once. 58% have not told their parents or an adult
about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.