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•Cyberbullying 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. It is the use of an internet service or mobile technologies, as e-mail, chat-room discussion groups, instant messaging, webpages or SMS (text messaging) for the intent to demoralize others.

Cyberbullying statistics

Cyberbullying Statistics*
-42% have been bullied while online (1 in 4 happened more than once)
-35% have been threatened online (Nearly 1 in 5 happened more than once)
-21% have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages
-58% admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online ( 4 out of 10 say it happened more than once)
-53% admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online (1 in 3 have done it more than once)
-58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online

* Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8

Suggested Cyberbullying Tips
-Tell a trusted adult about the bullying, and keep telling until the adult takes action
-Don’t open or read messages from cyberbullies
-Tell your school if it is school related. Schools have a bullying solution in place- they want to help
-Don’t erase the messages—they provide tangible information
-Protect yourself—never agree to meet with the person or with anyone you meet online
-If bullied through chat or instant messaging, the “bully” can often be blocked
-If you are threatened with harm, tell your parent or caregiver and inform the local police

Short Hand Codes

HHOJ: Ha ha only joking
LOL: Laugh out loud
BRB: Be right back
POS: Parent over shoulder
9: Parent in room
YRDM: You’re dead meat
YBS: You’ll be sorry
ASL: Age sex location

Parental Monitoring Software Websites

Online usage agreement click on pdf below to print off
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