What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber bullying is bullying through email, instant messaging (IMing), chat room exchanges, Web site posts, or digital messages or images send
to a cellular phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) (Kowalski et al.
2008). Cyber bullying, like traditional bullying, involves an imbalance
of power, aggression, and a negative action that is often repeated.
Cyber bullying has some rather unique characteristics that are different from traditional bullying:
- Anonymity: As bad as t
With the recent suicide of Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old in Mass. a new awareness of "cyber bullying" and its effects has been examined. Not only are we all concerned about the targets of this kind of bullying, but also how easily virtual bystanders can become part of the problem. I have pasted below a great resource from Family online safety institute--FOSI. (find them at fosi.org).
Online Internet Safety Contract*
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