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There are many pro-active activities and discussions that parents can have with their children in order to avoid incidents of cyberbullying or to address any early signs that it may be happening.
How to protect your child:
How to protect your child:
- Talk with your child about netiquette, how to behave and communicate politely over the Internet and other mobile devices. Importantly, teach children to never say something about someone online that they wouldn't say to that person face-to-face. Bullying others, online or in person, is never appropriate behavior.
- As mostly cyberbullying happens on social networking sites, so be "friend" with your child on these networks
- Monitor your child's internet activity with an internet monitoring software like Safetyweb (requires no download or installation, thus easy to use) so that you can make sure your child is not involved in such issue and is safe.
- Make sure your child understands that comments and images posted on the Internet can be long-lasting and have a global audience.
- Teach your child to keep the passwords to their online accounts private. Create passwords that are a combination of letters and numbers and are difficult to guess. Passwords should not be shared with friends, not even a best friend.
- Talk to children about how to handle strong emotions, such as anger. It is never appropriate to send a message or post a comment on the Internet when you are angry or emotional.
- If your child receives an angry or taunting message, teach them to refrain from responding and to tell a responsible adult. Responding to these types of messages could encourage a bully to continue to pick on the victim.
- Know how much time your child is spending on the Internet and mobile device.
- Enjoy the Internet with your child. If you are unable to sit down together at the computer, at least know what activities they are doing online. Consider installing parental control software to monitor your child's activities and limit the Web sites that are available.
- Encourage your local schools to educate the students on cyber ethics and the law.
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Cyberbullying involves recurring or repeated harm willfully inflicted through the medium of electronic text. In order for it to be cyber-bullying, the intent must be to cause …emotional distress, and there must be no legitimate purpose to the communication. Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech). Cyber-bullies may disclose victims' personal data (e.g. real name or workplace/schools) at websites or forums, or may attempt to assume the identity of a victim for the purpose of publishing material in their name that defames or ridicules them. Some may post victims' photos, or victims' edited photos like defaming captions or pasting victims' faces on nude bodies. One famous forum for disclosing personal data or photos to "punish" the "enemies" is Hong Kong Golden Forum. Cyberbullying is when you're on a site or MSN or some sort of cyber talking site. And then they start talking to you, and soon become so nasty and start to call you names and start using unsuitable words. A cyberbully is a type of bully that does his work online. His/her words can be so rude and hurtful that they may be capable of affecting your behavior. Sometimes their words hurt as much as being physically bullied. Such acts should be reported to Supervisors. Supervisors will let them off with a warning first, but if this does not end, they will be blocked. But, unfortunately, cyberbullies may make a new account, and continue their acts of violence. But they will be blocked again. Avoid these bullies. If you feel that you are being cyberbullied on this site, Please report it in the community forum, or to any supervisor. Action will be taken.
You have to think what is the best thing for you? Sometimes the best step is to stand up for yourself, but this is not always possible. Other times you may just have to ignore… it. Further steps you can take include telling an adult (if you are a child or teenager), reporting them (if it is on a website) or blocking them (if it is by email or msn or some other instant messager). Cyberbullying can be prevented by educating people about the dangers. Teaching about the effects of cyberbullying on a victim. It helps to teach about the consequences for the bully, too.
the best way to stop cyberbullyinh is to take no notice of it!
Cut off all connections with the cyber bully, on social networking sites they can be blocked, you can block some phone numbers, delete their email addresses and change your ow…n.. there are so many things to stop and prevent cyberbullying depending on which method is being used. and if it gets really bad, report them to the police.
Cyberbullying can be stopped simply by disconnecting from faceBook, twitter and chat groups. While this may be alienating, it also warrants massive action. Cyberbullying is po…pular because it is done "in private", that means the bully does not have an audience - and bullies "hate" audiences. If you want to turn the tables on the bully, bring the dialog, the words, the photos into the "open public domain". You as a victim are not bound by the same need for secrecy as the bully perpetrator. The bully will disappear from the Internet very quickly. The stakes are very high, but then remember the bully does not care if hurt, injury, depression or suicide occur. You are playing for your life here, and sadly some victims of bullying to resort to violence to protect themselves - and subsequently wind up facing the legal system. Dance the line of defamation of the bully, not of manslaughter or murder.
Educating the kids about the consequences (loosing their accounts) teaching them to respect others and take a stand against bullying of all kids help too. block them or tell …someone
It's because you don't know who the person is. Maybe the bully is using false information, which makes it much easier to get away with.
the bully is anonymous
Omg 2nd person tonight..... Omg looked at the time on my iPod it 40 past midnight lol I'll come of after this answer but yh 1st person i seen that asked y does cyber bullin …be stopped because 1 it's. Serous prom 2 some teens kill thierselves about it3 it can stop them from goin to school or outside because their afraid 4 ot isennt very nice u ever had the feeling where u think wish I was dead oh no one Luves that's wat people feel like when bullied and 5 it Is very very stupied plus if somone text u satin u should die for exsample that victuim starts 2 belieave it and he does die
Parents, Teachers, Principals and other school professionals are completely aware of traditional bullying on the playground and classroom and may take serious steps to interve…ne, but often what goes on in cyberspace is much harder to monitor, leaving children alone to deal with a cyberbully's online taunts. So, there are few steps that Schools, colleges and parents can take to stop cyberbullying: Bring Awareness - Make sure to set time aside for a special discussion in the classroom and during parent teacher meetings to raise awareness and discourage cyberbullying. Use Internet monitoring software to monitor online activities - Since neither the parents nor teachers can stay with a child 24/7, the best way to ensure a child is safe online is to use Internet monitoring software like Safetyweb.com to monitor their online activities, reputation, and safety. Safetyweb requires no download or installations, thus it is easy to use. Have a School Counselor on Campus - Having a qualified counselor on campus to assist the students can prove to be a great help in discussing any problems students are having regarding cyber bullying. Provide Interventions and Mediation - If the cyber bullying happens regularly at your school, find a way to provide intervention between the victims and the cyber bullies through a mediator or a counselor.
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Immediately stop communicating with the cyber bully, and report them to a teacher, administrator, a parent or a leader in your community.
It can result in many things; self harm, suicide, running away, and can cause people to lose focus. It's awful but if you stay confident and get a good education, then you can… show those bullies.
1. tell an adult if u see this happening. 2. be able 2 recodnize it. ex: are these words or pics hurtful to any person? 3. dont stoop down to the bullys level. dont say me…an things back 2 the bully. itll make it worse. 4. dont handle the bully on ur own. tell any trusted person. 5. try 2 get a cyberbulling law passed in ur state. ex: petitions, picket signs, rallys. 6. get ur friends to help!
Cyberbullying does stopped by lots website, who helping teens report it.
Cyber bullying is done by people like you and me. They can be anyone. These kind of people generally have inferiority complex and find internet as a good way to prove themselv…es superior by abusing others.