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Cyberbullying

cyberbullying Cyberbullying is defined as the "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices." With 80% of teens on cell phones and the same on social media sites, it's time to understand that technology is connecting teens in ways they can't escape. 1 in 6 teenagers are cyberbullied 16.2% of high school students reported being electronically bullied within the last year. boys girls 2x are cyberbullied 22.1% 10.8% more than girls boys average 25.9% whites 18.6% 18% are cyberbullied 2х 13.6% 11.8% 11% 9.5% 8.9% 6.9% more than blacks black hispanic white 10th 24.2% 22.6% 21.5% 19.8% grade is the 18.1% 15.5% 16% 15% 12.6% 12.4% 8.9% 8.8% worst 9 th 10th 11th 12th 21.6% of teens are cyberbullied in New Hampshire. 22% Bullying is illegal in every state except Montana, which is ranked 4th (19.2%) in highest cyberbullying rates. 12% 12.3% of teens are cyberbullied in Alabama. Cyberbullying occurs at a lower rate than traditional off-line bullying; however, cyberbullying victims are more likely to commit suicide. Off-Line Bullied Cyberbullied 20% 16.2% 1 in 5 teens are offline-bullied but they are... 1 in 6 teens are cyberbullied but they are... 2x more likely 3x more likely to commit suicide than those who aren't bullied. to commit suicide than those who aren't bullied. & 1.5x more likely & 3.5x more likely to attempt suicide than those who aren't bullied. to attempt suicide than those who aren't bullied. 6% 5.4% 2.3% 1.5% not bullied offline bullied cyberbullied offline bullied & cyberbullied Percent of teens that attempt suicide and require treatment. Only 1 in 10 reaches out for help. 000222222 The rest deal with it alone. Tips for parents • Unconditional support. • Inform the child of options in dealing with the bully. • Work with school officials. • Work with the parents of the bully. • Contact IT providers to get content removed and bullies blocked. • If necessary, contact the police. Tips for educators • Teach that cyberbullying is wrong. • Listen and respond to all reports of bullying. • Have students work on projects against cyberbullying. • Have a system for complaints to be documented. • Host speakers on the topic of bullying. · Ensure that school is a safe place; free from cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is real and often more emotionally brutal than traditional bullying. Stay informed and protect your children because sometimes words hurt more than sticks and stones. brought to you by www.besteducationdegrees.com DESIGNER: ERIC PHILLIPS.NET Sources: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6104.pdf http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/cyber-bullying-statistics.html http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_fact_sheet.pdf http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_and_suicide_research_fact_sheet.pdf http://www.cyberbullying.us/Bullying_and_Cyberbullying_Laws.pdf http://www.cyberbullying.us/Cyberbullying_Identification_Prevention_Response_Fact_Sheet.pdf http://www.pediatricnews.com/specialty-focus/mental-health/single-article-page/cyberbullying-triples-suicide-risk-in-teens.html

Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” With 80% of teens on cell phones and the same on soci...

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