Help for Cyberbullying using cellular or lMobile devices

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By: Barry McCleary
Nov. 15, 2010 - PRLog -- What is cyberbullying?  Cyber bullying is defined as harmful actions that are communicated via electronic media and are intended to embarrass, harm, or slander another individual.

It is real; multiple stories aired on the television or reported in newspapers confirm this. Repeatedly!   And it is growing; this is the result of the availability of the “smart” or multi-tasking mobile phone.  It is technology that the younger generation knows how to use, but very few parents are comfortable with.  This is where we can help.  The Canada Safety Council recommends that YOU take the imitative and secure the proper documentation.  If you have experienced this type of attack, you no doubt realize that schools do not have the resources to assist, and the police, well; do they have the available manpower?   Canadian Cellular Forensics Corp. can assist in providing expert documentation of events on your child’s’ mobile or cellular phone.  The problem may go away, or it may grow.  We can provide the documentation that is there now, before it is overwritten or deleted by mistake.  You just don’t know when you will need it……hopefully never!

Current News, Global Perspective, Research Findings
A new study has found that 8 percent of Canadian parents of children aged 7-17 indicate that their child had been cyberbullied.  The study was conducted by marketing research organization Ipsos Reid, conducted on behalf of Trend Micro (online safety software company). The study indicates that instances of cyberbullying increase with the age of the child. The prevalence of cyberbullying increases to 11 percent among those aged 16-17. One-quarter (26 percent) of parents stated that they could not be sure if their child had been a victim. This number rises to 34 percent for parents of children between the ages of 13-15. No surprises that these statistics are increasing, as time online for Canadians now exceeds time watching television.
Cyber Bullying   Excerpt from

October 17 - 23, 2010
From Facebook and Twitter to cell phones and iPhones, teens are in constant communication with one another. Teens’ worlds are progressively becoming more wireless and mobile. Students are using Social Networking Sites (SNS) more than ever, up 18 per cent since 2006. Some students may engage in mean, unsafe behavior online and on wireless devices, such as sending mean text messages, spreading rumors online, making mean websites or social networking groups. This is called cyber bullying.
Parents have to be willing to recognize that cyber bullying is a relationship problem. Where cyber-situations are concerned, your child or teen is as likely to be cyber bullied or to cyber bully others. The best way to help your child learn from cyber bullying experiences (either bullying or being victimized) is to help them find solutions to the problem that allow them to repair the relationship and to provide consistent support without shaming or blaming any individual.
What to Do When a Student reports Cyber Bullying to You?

  1. Policy. Know your school’s policy on bullying and cyber bullying specifically. Ensure you know the policy before any issue arises.
  2. Provide Safety. Make sure the child is safe from immediate danger.
  3. Listen carefully and empathetically to the students’ issue. Students’ social communication online is as important to them as their face-to-face communication. This means cyber bullying needs to be treated as seriously as face to face bullying.

  4. Document. Gather all the information about the incident, including any reports from friends or peers that were witnesses. Even if your school does not have policy and procedures for documenting bullying incidents create your own file to document the report. Also ensure that the student documents the cyber bullying by saving or printing the bullying communication.
  5. Openness. Be open with the child. Make sure he or she knows who you will be reporting the incident to. Make sure no promises are made about keeping this incident a secret.
  6. Meet with the child’s parents and other teachers.
  7. Refer the child to the police, website administrators, Internet service providers, or cell phone service provider when the situation warrants it.
  8. Follow-up. Continue to check in with the student. He or she sees you as an ally and is likely to continue to communicate with you about his or her troubles online.
  9. Prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so this might be a great time to start thinking about how to prevent cyber bullying in your class. This may include one on one or classroom instruction about cyber bullying, netiquette (proper online behavior), and/or online safety (cyber proofing). You may want to have students come up with an online behavior agreement that they will sign. Ask questions about what kinds of things your students are doing online. Let your students know that you are there to talk to about any cyber bullying issue.


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Source:Barry McCleary
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