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DESCRIPTIONDANGERS WHEN SURFING THE INTERNET. CYBERBULLYING. CYBERBULLYING. Is when a teen is threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed by another teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
DANGERS WHEN SURFING THE INTERNET
CYBERBULLYINGIs when a teen is threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed by another teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
Involves sending of mean messages, embarrassing photos, photoshopped photos and other private information of the victim to other people or sharing them on the web.
Catfishing - the phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships
In 2012 in Rome a 14-year old boy committed suicide after being harrassed and humiliated on a social network where comments had been posted accusing him of being gay because of the way he dressed and because he was a quiet non-violent guy.
In 2006, a 13-year-old American girl began an online relationship witha boy. For almost a month, she corresponded with him exclusivelyonline because he said he didnt have a phone. One day she receiveda message from him on her MySpace profile saying I dont know if Iwant to be friends with you any longer because I hear youre not nice toyour friends. This was followed by bulletins being posted throughMySpace calling her fat and a slut. After seeing the messages, thegirl became distraught and ran up into her room. A few minutes later,her mother found her hanging in her bedroom closet. The girl died thenext day.
DANGEROUS GAMESDangerous games are widelyadvertised through the Internet andsome adolescents engage in thesepotentially fatal games in response topeer pressure, to be part of a group,not to be excluded or harrassed bythe others:
Choking or suffocation game: the aim is to pass out from a lack of oxygen; it causes the permanent death of brain cells.
In 2011 a 16-year-old girl was found dead in a field in the outskirts of Rome with a plastic bag tied around her head. Investigators found out that she had been playing the choking game with a group of friends.
Schools can be very effective brokers in working with the parents to stop and remedy cyberbullying situations. They can also educate the students on cyberethics and the law.