“I never let it stop me from being myself or living out loud, but … Being under scrutiny by others sucks, but the worst part of it is that after it’s over, there’s no telling how long it will be until you finally stop scrutinizing yourself.”
Before we can define cyber bullying, how do we define bullying? The word bully and bullying have been around since the 1530’s. Bullying is defined as an action or behavior that involves violence, threats, and negative thoughts towards a single person or a group of individuals. It can be both physical and verbal.
Bill Belsey coined the term cyber bullying when bullying started to seep into the online world. Belsey defined the term as using information and communication technologies to engage in deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior intended to harm others. These technologies include email, cell phones, social media sites, etc.
So if bullying has been around for about 484 years, should we be as concerned with cyber bullying, that’s only really been around for maybe 20 years? Can you answer these questions:
- What are the methods of cyber bullying?
- How is cyber bullying different from bullying?
- What are the effects of cyber bullying vs bullying?
- What’s being done to prevent cyber bullying?
- Who should be responsible for it?
- How can you help?
How much do you know about cyber bullying and its continuous spread? [jwplayer mediaid=”1056″]
How influential is cyber bullying? [jwplayer mediaid=”1096″]
For our final project in TIC 104, we looked a little deeper into cyber bullying. Our research, which can be found on the corresponding pages above, provides answers these questions. Since it was a project, we were required to give a panel presentation on our findings to the class. Our presentation included live tweeting out the links to sources and videos as well as an example of cyber bullying on twitter (using fictitious people of course).