Stop the Bully Q7-9
This is an introduction to three Quests about Cyber Bullying. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 52% of students reported being cyber bullied. 33% of teens reported experiencing cyberthreats online, 25% of teens reported being bullied repeatedly through their cell phones on the Internet. (5/7/2013 report from http://www.statisticbrain.com/cyber-bullying-statistics/). We need to be ready to understand and respond to Cyber Bullies. Read the definitions below and explore the three Quests in this Thing.
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