Guest Blog – Cyber Bullying

We have the privilege of having a guest blogger to speak about cyber bullying. Krystian posted this information through the ‘comment’ field the other day and I liked it so much that i wanted it to be highlighted. We have asked Krystian to be a regular blogger here at Icanbesafeonline. He is a great writer who is passionate about online safety. Stay tuned for more awesome information from Krystian!

My name is Krystian. I am here to speak to you about internet safety and cyber bullying. I think it’s very important to make people aware of the internet dangers. I have done lots of research and have taken many on line courses and I would like to share what I have learned with you.

If you do become a victim of cyber stalking, there are 3 steps to take:

1. Stop responding to the sender’s messages.

2. Block their e-mail address.

3. Tell someone you trust who will support you in taking action to stop it.

Be careful on sites even safe sites all a safe site means is they have safeguards to catch any cyberbullies or predators. there is a safe site called ability online its for alumni or kids and professionals like support workers or parents.

2 Responses

  1. Krystian
    Krystian
    August 3, 2012 at 12:25 am

    cyberbullying is minor to minor but cyberbullying is not just limited to kids when its adult to adult its called cyber harassment or cyberstalking never cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.
    The practice of cyberbullying is not limited to children and, while the behavior is identified by the same definition when practiced by adults, the distinction in age groups sometimes refers to the abuse as cyberstalking or cyberharassment when done by adults toward adults.

    Cyberstalking is a form of cyberbullying.
    cyberbullying is deadly like what happened to megan meier. the reason why cyberbullying can occure is because they think no one can catch them and get them in trouble. its not a joke and its against of the law. and becareful who you allow on your facebook or myspace. don’t give out your password to your best friend they can log in pretending to be you. no one can pretend to be someone else older or younger ect on ability online. way to go ability online you got it right. we are glad there is a safe website out there for people with disabilities because they are very venerable online. I hope everyone enjoys their summer. we only have a month left of summer and then people head back to college or university or school for the younger kids.

    1. Krystian
      Krystian
      August 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Tips to Stop Cyberbullying

      Be Kind online as well as offline. treat people how you like to be treated. put your self in other people’s shoes and stop cyberbullying. cyberbullying is hurtful and can kill people. report cyberbullies to their internet service provider or to their e-mail provider ect. take 5 and do something you like to do for 5 mintues, stop, block, and tell. Google yourself conduct frequent searches for your own personal information online and set alerts… to spot cyberbullying early. cyberbullying can include death threats or racist comments or anything that is meant for you to be upset over. Rest in Peace everyone who died from cyberbullying. you are not alone.cyberbullying victims are more likely to have low self esteem and consider suicide. Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. Bullying leaves scars that lasts a lifetime.
      What Counts as Cyberbullying?
      Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Online threats, rude texts, and mean tweets, posts, or messages all count. So does posting personal information or videos designed to hurt or embarrass someone else.

      Cyberbullying also includes photos, messages, or pages that don’t get taken down, even after the person has been asked to do so. In other words, it’s anything that gets posted online and is deliberately intended to hurt.
      In some situations, cyberbullying is considered harassment. Intimidation or mean comments that focus on things like a person’s gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, or physical differences fall into this category. Whether it’s done in person or online, this type of meanness counts as discrimination and is against the law That means law enforcement could get involved, and bullies may face serious penalties.Online bullying and harassment can be easier to commit than other acts of bullying because the bully doesn’t have to confront his or her target in person. Walking away or taking a break when you’re faced with online bullying gives you some space so you won’t be tempted to fire back a response or engage with the bully or bullies. Responding when we’re upset can make things worse. (Standing up to a bully can be effective sometimes, but it’s more likely to provoke the person and escalate the situation.) Taking a break gives the power back to you! wake up people. cyberbullying is not a joke. take it seriously.Cyberbullying has become a growing epidemic in today’s society. Too many kids have taken their own lives as a result of bullying by others. the time has come to wake up and take action against this deadly phenomenon. one time on a message board I got a death threat from someone who I didn’t know it said I want to hit you with a baseball bat Krystian. if you know who is cyber bullying you online call the police 911. I spread awareness about ability online. cyberbullying is minor to minor when adults do it to adults its called cyberstalking or cyber harassment. ability online is even for young adults/alumni. there are different sections for people with disabilities or illness. Laws
      Some forms of cyberbullying can be considered criminal acts. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, it is a crime to communicate repeatedly with someone if your communication causes him or her to fear for his or her own safety or the safety of others. It’s also a crime to publish ‘defamatory libel’: writing something that is designed to insult a person or injure his or her reputation.

      for more great info there is a website called stopcyberbullying.org

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