My name is Sow Saliou Oumar. In my presentation today I am gong to talk about how cyber bulling is affecting many adolescents and teens lives.
I would like to ask you all a question. While sitting, please raise your hand if you have ever been the victim of bullying. Now raise your hand if you have ever been the bully. Finally, raise your hand if you have ever watched someone being bullied.
You can now put your hands down.
Bullying has always been a problem, but cyber world is creating a new type of bulling. In order to put an end to it, take a stand against cyber bullying.
What is cyber bulling?
Cyber bullying is when someone is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, or otherwise targeted by use of the Internet, digital technologies, or mobile phones. This can include anything from harassment via text and instant messages to discussions on message boards or blogs and even worse. As more and more student-aged children gain access to the Internet, the social aspect of school expands far beyond the buildings in which they learn.
Children have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyber bullying incident. Cyber bullying is usually not a one-time communication, unless it involves a death threat or a credible threat of serious bodily harm. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.
How cyber bullying works
There are two kinds of cyber bullying, direct attacks (messages sent to your kids directly) and cyber bullying by proxy (using others to help cyber bully the victim, either with or without the accomplice's knowledge). Because cyber bullying by proxy often gets adults involved in the harassment, it is much more dangerous.
Instant Messaging/Text Messaging Harassment
a) Kids may send hateful or threatening messages to other kids, without...