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Cyberbullying: Bullying 2.0

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Cyberbullying: Bullying 2.0

In the past, bullying was:

  • Stuffing somebody in a locker
  • Stealing lunch money
  • Spreading rumors
    • “I heard Jenna…”
    • “no way!?”
  • Judging appearances
  • Name calling
  • Beating someone up
  • Hitting
  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Slapping

Now it’s all that plus…

  • Forwarding hateful emails
  • Sending threatening texts
    • “You better watch your back if you talk to my boyfriend again!!!”
    • “Ughh :s ok sorry”
  • Distributing embarrassing photographs or videos
  • Building fake profiles
  • Writing insulting posts
    • “U think ur all that but ur rly nottt!!! Like srsly what were you wearing 2day?”
  • Creating pretend relationships
  • Sharing discriminatory websites
    • “Starchatter.ca presents Who Wore It Worst?!”

And to make it worse, cyberbullying can:

  • Be anonymous
  • Spread like wildfire
  • Follow you everywhere

In 2009/2010, approximately 1 in 3 youth ages 11-15 were bullied at least once in the past couple of months.

Cyberbullying doesn’t build character.

It isn’t just a phase.

Cyberbullying victims were almost twice as likely to have attempted suicide compared to youth who have not experienced it.

And people say it’s just a part of growing up.

Approximately 32 % of 15 year-old girls and 44 % of 15 year-old boys reported bullying others at least once in the past few months.

Are you one of them? Or are you just joking around?

It’s something we can change as of today

It starts with you

If you have experienced cyberbullying (or know someone who has), you have options:

You can:

  • Print and save records of the cyberbullying
  • Exit the conversation
  • Block/delete the individual
  • Adjust your privacy settings
  • Report it to the website owner, service provider or police officer
  • Talk to someone A parent, friend, adult or school administration

Recognize it. Report it. Delete it from your school and community.

For more information, please visit: Centre for Youth Crime Prevention (It starts with youth) www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cycp-cpcj

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Sources:

  • Source: Social determinants of health and well-being among young people – Report from 2009/2010 Health-Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HSBC) study.
  • Source: Suzanne McLeod, (Centre for Suicide Prevention). Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights Report - Cyberbullying Hurts: Respect for Rights in the Digital Age.
  • Source: Social determinants of health and well-being among young people – Report from 2009/2010 Health-Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HSBC) study.