Lessons on Cyberbullying
If the directions ask you to log into google, make sure you are using your school gmail account.
Types of Cyberbullying
Flaming: Online fights using electronic messages with angry and vulgar language.
Denigration. “Dissing” someone online. Sending or posting gossip or rumors about a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships.
- Example: Some boys created a “We Hate Joe” website where they posted jokes, cartoons, gossip, and rumors, all dissing Joe.
- Example: Laura watched closely as Emma logged on to her account and discovered her password. Later, Laura logged on to Emma’s account and sent a hurtful message to Emma’s boyfriend, Adam.
- Example: Greg, an obese high school student, was changing in the locker room after gym class. Matt took a picture of him with his cell phone camera. Within seconds, the picture was flying around the phones at school.
- Example: Katie sent a message to Jessica pretending to be her friend and asking lots of questions. Jessica responded, sharing really personal information. Katie forwarded the message to lots of other people with her own comment, “Jessica is a loser.”
- Example: Millie tries hard to fit in with a group of girls at school. She recently got on the “outs” with a leader in this group. Now Millie has been blocked from the friendship links of all of the girls.
- Example: When Annie broke up with Sam, he sent her many angry, threatening, pleading messages. He spread nasty rumors about her to her friends and posted embarrassing picture of her in a discussion group, along with her email address and cell phone number.