Stop the Bully Q7-Q9
This is an introduction to three Quests about Cyber Bullying. The TeenSafe blog collects statistics that show: 87% of youths today have witnessed cyberbullying, 15% admit to bullying others, 24% say they don't know what to do if they are bullied online, and 39% do not enable privacy settings on social media. Another study found that 33.8% of students reported being cyberbullied, 33% of teens reported experiencing cyberthreats online, and others reported a variety of ways they were cyberbullied. We need to be ready to understand and respond to Cyber Bullies. Read the definitions below and explore the three Quests in this Thing. Visit the Cyberbullying Research Center for the data.
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The imbalance of power may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target. statistic brain
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. stopbullying.gov