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Gregory M

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Cyberbullying questions
Sep 29, 2006

Do you feel that cyberbullying (the use of technology to harm, hurt or threaten another person) is a serious issue among youth today? (Poll below)

If so, how serious is the problem? What are your experiences related to cyberbullying? How are individuals or organizations that you know dealing with the issues?

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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Sep 29, 2006


GregoryM wrote:

Do you feel that cyberbullying (the use of technology to harm, hurt or threaten another person) is a serious issue among youth today? (Poll below)

If so, how serious is the problem? What are your experiences related to cyberbullying? How are individuals or organizations that you know dealing with the issues?


Let me give a brief response; brief because it might go over many pages to get something complete smile

Cyberbullying I think is a new term (official?) There is a much more widespread term - social engineering, which is part of what you call cyberbullying. Social engineering aims at getting some private data (credit card details etc) using social means such as telephone, email, etc.

In general using technology to harm or to use in any other detrimental way for the other party is an accepted and considered fact by many organizations as to firstly "educate" their employees on dangers of online communities and secondly install systems preventing any detrimental online usage from inside and from outside.

Sadly, cyberbullying, as you called it, is a common practice now, being available to almost anyone with access to Internet and a bit of intelligence...


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Re: Cyberbullying questions
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GregoryM wrote:

Do you feel that cyberbullying (the use of technology to harm, hurt or threaten another person) is a serious issue among youth today? (Poll below)

If so, how serious is the problem? What are your experiences related to cyberbullying? How are individuals or organizations that you know dealing with the issues?


I believe cyberbullying is an extremely serious issue in today's society.

Many youth resort to the internet as a place to socialise and interact with others, because they do not fit in with the other students at school.

Yet, communities on the internet can often be equally or more abusive than the real world, as there are no faces and expressions to relate to, no consequences to confront .. on the net, everything is anonymous, you can basically get away with anything you want to.

Not only will this harm the youth even more, they may become withdrawn, and depressed, having no one to talk to.

Having been a part of many online communities, I've noticed that like in the real world, these online communities often have one scapegoat, who they like to attack or make fun of, simply because they have different views. Tolerance is decreased even further on the internet, and this I think is a very serious issue.

Not having to face up to your consequences on the net is also a big issue ... however I haven't seen or been a part of an online community which has tried (successfully) to resolve this problem.

This post was edited on: 2006-09-29 at 09:29 PM by: Tiffany88


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Re: Cyberbullying questions
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GregoryM wrote:

Do you feel that cyberbullying (the use of technology to harm, hurt or threaten another person) is a serious issue among youth today? (Poll below)

If so, how serious is the problem? What are your experiences related to cyberbullying? How are individuals or organizations that you know dealing with the issues?


cyberbullying is a big problem among the youths, and being a teenager i've witness people being bullied and once i've been a victim of cyberbullying. From what i know of, no one is really handling the issues because its pretty much done on a hush-hush basis, and no one really talks about it, because in some cases you don't know the person who's taunting you behind the screen. However more things should be done to prevent such a activity, many people have taken their own lives because it was encouraged by an online friend. Teens and adults should advocate to end cyberbullying because it can hurt innocent kids in the future.

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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Nov 25, 2006

Having gone from a teaching role to a role in the office of a rural high school I have seen the effects of cyber bullying first hand. MySpace has become a bane on student interaction outside of school and the effects of these interactions hve now spilled into our schools. I have had to deal with multiply harrassment issues that started on-line, which I have no power over so long as I block the sites at school, and have become physical or verbal altercations in my school. Often I feel that my hands are tied when dealing with this issue.


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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Nov 26, 2006

I think bullying in general is a serious issue. I know some Canadian and American schools have programs to educate children on the negative effects of bullying but I doubt they address cyberbullying or online "drama" because the technology tends to be used and understood mostly by younger people.

I think for some N. American youth, internet socialization is not viewed in the same manner as real life - online socialization is something of a joke and you're not supposed to take your myspace or your livejournal etc seriously. But of course, there are some people who use the internet as a very personal and serious place of social interaction.

I think one of the specific problems of online interaction - esp through blogs and discussion forums - is that it often will contain very personal content in a public space. This is sort of unprecidented in our society. We don't have any social rules concerning how to deal with this private-made-public content other than "common sense".


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Re: Cyberbullying questions
May 5, 2009

Cyberbullying is an important issue, not to be dismissed as inconsequential.

It's not only emotional scarring, but also psychologically disturbing, and can lead to a drop in grades, social isolation, suicide, character defamation, depression, low self-esteem etc.

In schools, some teachers are making the initiative to incorporate Internet safety into the curriculum and some are using multimedia experts to come in and discuss the topic. It is also a parental responsibility and though some parents have had a discussion about Internet dangers and guidelines for using the Internet, only 41% of teens report their parents talk to them “a lot” about Internet safety (according to a study by the American Psychological Association).

If anyone is interested in having a free of charge, Internet Safety seminar, our partner - Kiwi Seminars (a non-profit organization) brings web safety education directly to schools and local communities, currently in Canada. Visit www.kiwiseminars.com

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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Jan 20, 2015

I feel that cyberbullying is definitely a problem among young people today. Technology is advancing each and every day. I think it's a serious problem because of the amount of people that are bullied over the internet. Statistics say that for ages 11-17 about 1-3 children are cyberbullied. It is leading to an increase in the amount of bullying being done. Nowadays, the kids that don't have the courage to bully people face-to-face can attack them from behind a computer screen.

I have experienced cyberbullying first hand and have seen my friends be cyberbullied, and although it wasn't very extreme, it did make an impact on us.

One way to prevent cyberbullying from happening to you is to block harmful people from being able to communicate to you through technology. Also, if you are experiencing cyberbullying on a social media app, such as Instagram, sometimes there is a "Report for abuse" button available.

One organization that I am aware of is ETCB (End To Cyber-Bullying). Their mission is to raise awareness of the issue and to make an effort to put an end to it. They also include news about the topic. If anyone is interested, here's the link: http://www.endcyberbullying.org/about-us/


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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Feb 17, 2015

I believe that cyberbullying is definitely a serious issue among youth’s society today. Because of the rapid growth of the use of technology, cyberbullying has become more popular especially among teenagers. Teenagers see this as an easy way to attack and humiliate someone without actually facing the person.

Although I have never been personally cyberbullied, I have seen it happen, and I have heard of people who were. Nothing was ever really done about it and that’s why I feel that schools should get more involved in stopping others from being cyberbullied. Schools should step in especially towards cases that involve one student cyberbullying another. Being cyberbullied by a classmate can affect the person being bullied ability to learn and feel safe in the classroom. It is the school’s responsibility to make sure that each student is learning in a comfortable environment.

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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Feb 22, 2015

Cyberbullying has grown among teenagers today. With the common use of technology teenagers find it an easy way to bully others, especially on social media websites. I believe that when student from school bully other students then it is the schools responsibility to take action and to stop the bullying. It is the school’s job to make sure that each student feels that they are in a safe environment to learn, but if the students are being bullied then they are not in a safe environment.


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Re: Cyberbullying questions
Jul 7, 2015

It's an educational problem.
I mean that emotionally stable personalities won't react strongly on some nasty jokes.
A person with a proper mindset won't pay strong attention to a virtual world.


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