- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.

· People have created websites to prevent the bullying and some try to take a legal stand on this issue, but most fall through.

· If the cyber bullying is occurring through your school district’s Internet system, school administrators have an obligation to intervene.

· There's currently no specific law on the books that deals with cyber bullying.

· In March 2007, the Advertising Council in the United States, in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council, U.S. Department of Justice, and Crime Prevention Coalition of America, joined to announce the launch of a new public service advertising campaign designed to educate preteens and teens about how they can play a role in ending cyber-bullying. This is just one.
When schools try and get involved by disciplining the student for cyber bullying actions that took place off-campus and outside of school hours, they are often sued for exceeding their authority and violating the student's free speech right.

· Multiple groups of people and groups have tried to stop cyber bullying or fight against it. there are multiple websites that give people reasons to fight it.

· A number of businesses and organizations are in coalition to provide awareness, protection and recourse for the escalating problem. Some aim to inform and provide measures to avoid as well as effectively terminate cyber-bullying and cyber-harassment.

· It has become more of a problem recently, and is much worse than a “physical” bully.

Children have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyber bullying incident.

At least three children between the ages of 12 and 13 have committed suicide due depression brought on by cyber-bullying, according to reports by USA Today and the Baltimore Examiner.

· Recent surveys have shown that one-third of teenagers have had mean, threatening or embarrassing things said about them online

· 10 percent of teenagers were threatened online with physical harm.

· 16 percent of teenagers who were victims told no one about it

· Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyber stalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyber stalking is NEVER called cyber bullying.

· People who are bullied can also be bullies themselves.

· There are two kinds of cyberbullying, direct attacks (messages sent to your kids directly) and cyberbullying by proxy (using others to help
cyberbully the victim, either with or without the accomplice's knowledge).

· This is what to do if you are targeted by a cyberbully:

Don't do anything. Take 5! to calm down.

Block the cyberbully or limit all communications to those on your buddy list.
and Tell!

Tell a trusted adult, you don't have to face this alone.

Report cyberbullying

· Cyberbullying is sometimes mistaken when adult are trying to lure children into offline meetings, that is called sexual exploitation or luring by a sexual predator.

· The methods used are limited only by the child's imagination and access to technology. And the cyberbully one moment may become the victim the next. The kids often change roles, going from victim to bully and back again.

· Children have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyberbullying incident.

· Cyberbullying is usually not a onetime communication, unless it involves a death threat or a credible threat of serious bodily harm. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.

· Direct Attacks

1. Instant Messaging/Text Messaging Harassment
2. Stealing Passwords
3. Blogs
4. Web Sites
5. Sending Pictures through E-mail and Cell Phones, etc.

· When it comes to cyberbullying, they are often motivated by anger, revenge or frustration. Sometimes they do it for entertainment or because they are bored and have too much time on their hands and too many tech toys available to them. Many do it for laughs or to get a reaction.

· Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen, or teenager torments, threatens, harasses, embarrasses, or targets other child,
preteen, or teenager by means of the Internet, interactive technologies or mobile phones.

· It only exists when it’s a child to child doing the action; once adults are involved it is no longer cyberbullying.

· Cyberbullying can come in many different forms most often starting small and gradually moving up to being serious threats. If serious threats occur right away then it is not cyberbullying, but rather cyber harassment.

· Cyber bullies may often go from being bullying one moment to victims the next.

· They are often are emotionally stressed, severely depressed, or emotionally scared from these attacks. The victims have even committed suicide from these attacks directly and with further bullying and embarrassment from the attacks.

· Schools often feel that if they discipline the bullies for what they have done they will be overstepping the boundaries of their authorities. Some schools have even been sued for this overstepping of their authority.

· It seems that they can only discipline the students if it carries on into school grounds.

· The schools major role in stopping cyberbullying is to work with the parents to stop and remedy cyberbullying situations.

· Schools are responsible to prevent the cyberbullying in the first place. Schools can cooperatively work to prevent the cyberbullying situation and attacks on their students.

· Some victims have alerted the schools on this matter, while others have had parents step in.

· Some have turned and become bullies themselves, first starting with those who bullied them.

· Others have taken a drastic change and become severely depressed and even committed suicide.

· Cyber bullying occurs in many different ages, but mainly around the preteen to early teenage years for those in the lesser offenses. Most do not go further on to cyber harassment.

· Cyber bullying in these lesser offenses have most often been reported in girls. They tend to use the digital world for their cattiness, where as boys tend to be more physical with their disagreements and attacks.

· Most cyber bullying happens through instant messaging and some in chat rooms and through posts on messages and blogs.

· Younger children are more often cyber bullied though chat rooms and e-mail.

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