Cyber bullying is the use of Internet e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately and repeatedly hurt, taunt, ridicule, threaten or intimidate someone.
- Did you know - Proactive informed parents are the best cyber bullying deterrent .
- Did you know - Cyber bullying incidents have more than quadrupled.
Less than 20 percent tell their parents that they have been cyber bullied out of fear of loosing Internet access. "For a teenager, internet access is nearly as important as oxygen."
It’s a cycle. More than half of students who experience cyber bullying behaviors also display cyber bullying behaviors. Teens tend to respond and escalate.Cyber bullies sometimes leave their “electronic fingerprints” behind.
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- Contract: Internet Behavior Contract - Positive character agreement parents and students
- Glossary - Internet, TXT terms
- Cyber Bully Tracker - finding the bully website location
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- Cyber Internet Bullying Survival Guide: Video Guide
Glossary Definitions: Cyber Bullying Internet Communication
Bash Board: An online bulletin board on which individuals may post anything they want. The content tends to be malicious, ridiculing, hateful statements directed against another person.
Blog: Interactive web journal or diary (web log) viewable to general audience or specific groups.
Buddy List: Collection of real names, screen names, or handles which represent “friends” or buddies within an instant message, chat program, or cell phone.
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately & repeatedly, harass, taunt, ridicule, threaten, or intimidate someone.
Cyber Bullying Victim: The one who is on the receiving end of online social cruelty.
Cyberstalking: Harassment that includes threats of harm or is highly intimidating and intruding upon one’s personal privacy.
Cyberthreats: Online material that either generally or specifically raises concerns that the creator may intent to inflict harm or violence to self or others.
IM/Instant Messaging: The act of instantly communicating between two or more people over a network such as the Internet.
Flaming (via email text etc.): Sending rude, crude, angry or obscene messages directed at a person or persons either privately or to an online group.
Happy Slapping: Extreme form of bullying where physical assaults are recorded on mobile phones and distributed to others. Sometimes they are posted on social networking sites or blogs.
Harassment: Unsolicited words or actions intended to annoy, alarm or abuse another individual.
ISP: Internet Service Provider, the company that provides an Internet connection to individuals or companies.
Offender: The one who instigates online social cruelty.
Social Networking web sites: Online service that bring together people by organizing them around a common interest or by providing an interactive environment of photos, blogs, user profiles, and messaging systems. Examples include Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Spam: Unsolicited electronic mail sent from someone you do not know.
Trolling: Deliberately posting false information to entice a genuinely helpful people to respond and contribute to the discussion.
URL: Universal record locator: a string of text that specifies the location of an object accessible through the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), typically a World Wide Web address, as of a home page or iplay channel. A Web URL begins with "http://". Differs from a domain name in the sense that the domain name is a part of a URL and corresponds with IP addresses to form a URL.
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