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Cyber-bullying and the affects of it

Can we protect are kids form being bullied?

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While the front page on online news sites seem to get updated every day with stories on how students took their own life due to harassment that they had received online.  Would the bullies still do it face-to-face or do they just hide behind a computer screen.

               People cannot take bullying online and we need to watch what are kids our doing so we can try and prevent them from taking their own life.  People would rather be anonymous behind a computer screen and attack someone to the point where they take their own life.  Most people do not see what they did wrong when they bully some.  In these articles kids took their own life because they could not handle it anymore.

               Social networking sites seem to become the problem with privacy.  We need to learn how to protect are privacy and not get things posted about us that can affect us and how we function.  We have to deal with bullies and report them to someone if you are being harassed.  I know when I was bullied online by co-workers I told my mom and then called my boss and forward them to her so they could see what was said.  Bullying can happen over the stupidest things. 

               Cyber-bullying can lead to depression and parents need to watch what their kids do keep an eye on them and what is going on.  Not try and be a cool parent and sit back we need to take action to try and prevent kids from being bullied online.  We need to talk to patents or an adult telling them you are being bullied. 

               The internet is the reason for all this chaos it feels.  With privacy being an issue, and kids’ lives at stake we need to keep an eye on them and make sure nothing bad happens.  If they give up because they cannot take what kids are doing to them.  Then we fail as adults or parent to help protect are kids.  We have to watch what happens to them and keep an eye on what they are doing so we can help are kids out and prevent them from taking their own lives. 

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12-year-old girl found hanged 'was cyber-bullied' - Telegraph

12-year-old girl found hanged 'was cyber-bullied' - Telegraph | How does cyberbullying affect everyone? | Scoop.it
A 12-year-old girl found hanged in her home left a suicide note that referred to cyber-bullying, according to police.
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Every day we seem to hear about some kid hanging there self or hearing about someone taking his or her own life because of cyber-bullying.  You hear about a 12-year-old hangs themselves because they could not take being cyber bullied anymore.  Police took two computers from her house to check messages because she could not take being bullied.  She left a note saying she could not take being bullied any longer.  She got into fights that where published on you tube.  Name-calling and everything can affect how people are and can even cause them not to take their life.  Her mom never looked in her journal most parent need to now so we can prevent this from happening again.

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Facebook under investigation over video of 14-year-old Italian girl who leapt to her death following 'cyber-bullying campaign'

Facebook under investigation over video of 14-year-old Italian girl who leapt to her death following 'cyber-bullying campaign' | How does cyberbullying affect everyone? | Scoop.it
Tragic Carolina Picchio, from Novara in Northern Italy, fell to her death in January this year, after video and photographs of her were circulated over the internet.
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Facebook is now being investigated for allowing videos and photos of an Italian girl who was only 14 for jumping out the third-floor bedroom window.  They should not have allowed those videos being posted.  Facebook needs a better way of sorting out videos and make sure they do not offend someone to the point of killing themselves.  The Italian Parents Association filed a criminal complaint against Facebook, which I do not know how to take.  They could have done something to handle this better as well.  You sign a contract when make a Facebook account about privacy without parents knowing.  However, they should have seen it was a cry for help when she could not take it any longer and took her own life because of her ex-boyfriend.  This is just one case of bullying online where someone took his or her life.  Online sites need to find a better way of protecting everyone’s privacy. 

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School thwarts cyber bullying Local Gold Coast News | goldcoast.com.au | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

School thwarts cyber bullying Local Gold Coast News | goldcoast.com.au | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | How does cyberbullying affect everyone? | Scoop.it
STUDENTS at Coomera Anglican College are bucking the national trend which has seen children put up with savage bullying, rather than be denied access to their beloved Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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Cyber bullying is something everyone has experienced even without social media.  In this article by Milena Stokceska she talks about how some people where bullied and never even had social media.  Other people showed them what others had said about them on social network sites.  Some people refuse to use social networking sites because they do not want to “get caught up in it all”.  Most students are afraid to talk about bullying or report it because they are afraid of losing their social networking sites.  You need to learn how to protect yourself from being bullied online.  Most students who are where uniforms are being told not to post pictures so people do not know where they go.  You have to watch what you post and be careful of what you say. 

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Michigan lawmaker backs anti-cyber-bullying bill

Michigan lawmaker backs anti-cyber-bullying bill | How does cyberbullying affect everyone? | Scoop.it
A Democratic Michigan lawmaker is backing an effort aimed at preventing cyber-bullying in schools.
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In Michigan, they are working on making a law against cyber-bullying.  The state is trying to get a policy into the school that will not allow cyber-bullying into the schools.  They are setting policies about them and now mandating schools report cyber-bullying to the Michigan department of education.  They need to extend it to take the more serious forms of cyber-bullying.  With the way, students become more and more technologically savvy the more we have to worry about students getting bullied.  We need to prevent this from happening in the schools and help protect are students’ lives.  We never know when it can be too late because they are being bullied by one another through phone and social networking sites. 

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Dealing with cyber-bullying

Dealing with cyber-bullying | How does cyberbullying affect everyone? | Scoop.it
Everyone has seen a big kid shoving a smaller one around at school. Bullying like that happens in just about every school there is – and on the way there and back.
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Everyone has to deal with cyber-bullying in his or her life somehow.  We see this all the time big kid shoving a smaller kid around at school.  We see that in no matter what kind of school it is.  Some kids end up having poor marks in school because of bullying.  I remember coming home gave kids a break from bullying now it does not give them any kid of break.  We log onto social networking sites and get bullied.  You need to watch what happens with kids.  Falling out with friends, sleep changes, faked illness, and even eating habits can show your kid is being bullied.  If you find out your kids being cyber-bullied take screen shots and record everything going on.  Social networking sites also have away to report and offence comments and can make them take it down.  We just need to watch what kids are doing so we can prevent anything bad from happening. 

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How parents can protect children from cyber bullying – presentation at DRHS Monday

How parents can protect children from cyber bullying – presentation at DRHS Monday | How does cyberbullying affect everyone? | Scoop.it
The RCMP want to help parents handle cyber bullying in our community.
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In this article they talk about protecting your child from cyber bullying.  With more and more kids using technology they have a greater chance of being bullied by some.  Kids being bullied online are now leading them to suicide and parents now need to protect their kids.  Parents really need to get informed on what cyber bullying is and how to try to help their kids through it.  They need to talk to their kids about coming to them if it happens.  How to take legal action on cyber bullying and also keeping an eye on what their kids are doing online. 

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