Saturday, March 26, 2011


Cyber bully or tech bully.
Have you ever heard of this term? You don't? Then here it is!

-          National Crime Prevention Council ; When the internet , cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass other person
-          Wikipedia ; Involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate , repeated and hostile behavior by an individual or group , that is intended to harm others .
-          Expert opinion from Ann Frisen , Professor of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg ; This type of bullying can be more serious than conventional bullying . At least with conventional bullying the victim is left alone on evenings and weekend .

How the actions take place ?
-          The cyberbullies send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with sonder .
-          Posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation .
-          Disclose victim personal data
-          Post rumors or gossips and instigate others to dislike and gang up on the target .

Factors of cyber bullying
-          Lets the bully remains anonymous
-          Feels more superior than others
-          Jealousy or dissatisfy with others
-          Intentionally embarrass , harass , intimidate or make threats online
-          Vengeance
-          Trends
-          Entertainment purpose
-          Ethos and affiliations
-          Cool to be Kind Campaign
-          CyberKind Campaign
-          Act Against Bullying Campaign
-          Anti-bullying talks and campaign
Effects of cyber bullying
-          Undermining confidence , self-esteem , sense of insecurity
-          Affecting performance and attendance at school
-          Cause stress and affecting health
-          Affect personal reputation and career
-          Marginalizing certain groups
-          Fuelling prejudice
-          Suicidal thoughts

You want this to happen to our society, or worse, your family members? I believe every sane person would answer 'NO!'.
It is important for us all to work together as a team and vanquish tech bullies!

It is never too late to act.

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