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CYBER BULLYING What is Cyber Bullying? For Elementary Students Teaching Resource
WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE COMPUTER? Play Games Watch favourite T. V. shows Listen to music Look up pictures on Google Talk to friends and family Do Homework
DEFINE What does Social mean? Are you social at school? Are you social on the school bus? Are you social on the computer? Being in a group, talking to people, you enjoy being with people. What is a network? Connections Arrangements Chain Meet
WHAT ARE SOCIAL NETWORKS? Facebook Twitter Chat Rooms Windows Messenger Email (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, msn, school) Blogs
HOW DO PEOPLE GET HURT? Falling down Getting hit by someone or something If someone says something mean about you When someone says something mean about you do your feelings get hurt? Do words hurt people? YES! Why?
HOW DO PEOPLE GET HURT? Words can hurt people, can you hurt someone when you are talking to them on the computer? How? Emailing them a mean message that hurts their feelings. Writing something on your facebook wall that everyone can see. Breaking into someone else’s email account and sending emails. Writing hurtful messages in a chat room.
WHAT DO YOU THINK CYBER BULLYING MEANS? Cyber- online, computers. Have you ever heard of Cyber Space? The computer world or chatting to friends on line. Bully- Someone who is mean, picks on people, makes people feel sad or angry.
WHAT IS CYBER BULLYING? If you know what cyber means and what bully means, what do you think cyber bullying means? A bully using the computer? Someone hurting someone else’s feelings with a computer? Someone saying mean things to someone else on the computer? Cyber Bullying is when a child embarrasses, threatens or hurts another child’s feelings online.
WHY WOULD YOU CYBER BULLY SOMEONE? You are mad at them. You think it would be funny to embarrass someone on the internet. You want them to feel sad angry. You are bored. You want to get back at them for something they did to you.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? Being mean to people is not funny. You must always think of what you are doing before you do it, because you cannot take it back. Do not use the internet when you are mad at someone. Anything that happens on the internet is always there, just because you can’t see it, does not mean it is gone. Feelings are important, you must RESPECT other people’s feelings.