Cyberbullying


"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or

otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile

phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor." 
Aftab, Parry. "What Is Cyberbullying?" What Is Cyberbullying? N.p., n.d. Web. 26 June 2014.

 11 Facts About Cyberbullying

Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once. 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online. Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyberbullying. 68% of teens that cyberbullying is a serious problem. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in agree person. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyberbullies to stop. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide. About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.

"11 Facts About Cyberbullying." DoSomething.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 June 2014.

            Got NetSmartz: Check out these tips for online risk. 

Cyberbullying - Tips for Teens. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,

11 Nov. 2012. Web. 26 June 2014. 

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 Are you a fake or friend? If you post information or forward pics to others about your friends, you're fake. Just like a virus, it gets passed from one person to another and there is no way to stop it once it starts.  Technology has made it easy to target people whether it's a friend or a stranger, but have you ever considered what if

                          What if it happened...                  
  • to you
  • to your younger sibling
  • to your mother
  • to your best friend?


 

End Cyberbullying 2014. End To CyberBullying Organization, 20 Jan. 2013. Web. 1 Aug. 2014.

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Take a stand.  Be active.  Stop bullying.  Don't post or retweet, forward an image, SnapChat

rumors or pictures that are damaging and inappropriate. 


Federal Trade Commission. "Stand Up to Cyberbullying."  YouTube, 8 Oct. 2010. Web. 26 June 2014.

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Horry County Schools

Consequences of Cyberbullying

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"The use of the Internet/Network is a privilege, not a right, and inapproriate use will result in cancellation of Internet/Network

privileges..."

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"Be polite. Always use appropriate language. Do not send abusive, obscene, inflammatory, or threatening messages to others.  Profanity, vulgarities, harassing, and other inappropriate language are prohibited." 

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Cyberbullying is a serious offense.  It is defined as Disruptive Conduct, Level II.

"Harassment, intimidation, or bullying (includes cyberbullying)...perceived to have the effect of harming a student physically or emotionally or damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage and/or...that insults or demeans a student or group of students..." 

Horry County Schools Policy Manual - Students 

(Student Behavior Code and Internet Safety & Network Acceptable Use Sections)

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 Cyberbullying, How Would You like It? Digital image. PTAs Fight Bullying. Not In Our Town, 09 May 2013. Web. 26 June 2014.

Sexting is when inappropriate pictures are taken and sent to others via text messaging.  Once digital images are posted or shared, they leave a digital footprint and can end up anywhere.  Protect yourself.

 Megan's Story


ThinkUKnowAUS. "Megan's Story."  YouTube, 6 Sept. 2010. Web. 09 July 2014.

Is it cool? Are you doing it? If so, there are some facts you need to know.

 11 Facts about Sexting

Teenage girls have a few reasons for sexting: 40 percent do it as a joke, 34 percent do it to feel sexy, and 12 percent feel pressured to do it. Who will see your sext? 17% of sexters share the messages they receive with others, and 55% of those share them with more than one person. While nearly 70% of teen boys and girls who sext do so with their girlfriend or boyfriend, 61% of all sexters who have sent nude images admit that they were pressured to do it at least once. Nearly 40% of all teenagers have posted or sent sexually suggestive messages, but this practice is more common among boys than girls. Sending semi-nude or nude photos is more common among teens girls. 22% of teen girls report sending images of this nature, while only 18% of same-age boys have. 15% of teens who have sent or posted nude/semi-nude images of themselves send these messages to people they have never met, but know from the Internet. Sending or receiving a sexually suggestive text or image under the age of 18 is considered child pornography and can result in criminal charges. 24% of high-school age teens (ages 14 to 17) and 33% of college-age students (ages 18 to 24) have been involved in a form of nude sexting. Sexting is defined by the U.S. court system as “an act of sending sexually explicit materials through mobile phones.” The messages may be text, photo, or video. In the U.S., 8 states have enacted bills to protect minors from sexting, and an additional 14 states have proposed bills to legislation. 11% of teen girls ages 13 to 16 have been involved with sending or receiving sexually explicit messages.

 Do Something. "11 Facts about Sexting." Do Something, 5 Mar. 2014. Web. 9 July 2014.