February 11, 2011
* Cyber bullying is a serious issue in today’s schools and business. If everyone adopted and educated people on netiquette guidelines would this issue be solved? Explain. The issues of bullying will never be resolved whether online or in real life. My daughter’s school is constantly doing assemblies on bullying and encouraging children against it, and to speak up if they see a victim of bullying, yet the issue of bullying continues to happen. My daughter has been a victim of bullying herself, and is now more than ever, afraid to speak up because children threaten and call the children who stand up against bully’s a rat.
In the same sense, we will never be able to escape cyber bullying. It in fact, becomes easier for children to cyber bully since the direct effect is not witnessed in person. Educating people of netiquette guidelines can be enlightening for some, and cease some issues, yet it can also bring light to a new different type of intimidating bullying. A government regulated website about ending bullying states to reduce cyber bullying, parents need to “be aware of what your kids are doing online.” Knowing the sites they visit, and encouraging your children to inform you if they, or someone they know is being cyber bullied (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2011). It is up to parents to teach about netiquette guidelines, as well as it is for them to monitor their children’s behavior online. * If I post a poem on my Facebook site and someone cuts and pastes it on their site is that a case for stealing my intellectual property? The online networking has begun its own version of giving credit for someone else’s work, picture, etcetera. Typically, when one reuses a quote, photo, status, or something posted on a friend’s Facebook, they go a number of ways of giving credit. One way is to simply state “credit to Rachelle”, another way of giving credit is to tag...