"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself." -- http://www.olweus.org/public/bullying.page
Do you think bullying is a problem in your school?
“Kids get harassed for all kinds of reasons. They’re too fat. They’re too thin. They’re too tall. They are too smart. They’re too dumb. Gays and lesbians are picked on.”
—Nina Buxbaum, home economics teacher at Ashland High School
This libguide was created to provide information for research on the topics of bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, on-line safety, and bullying prevention. It was created for a 7th grade unit where the students will create public service announcements about one of the topics provided. All sources within this guide are found on the bibliography tab.
Bullying is disobeying the Golden Rule - treat others the way you want to be treated. The Golden Rule is the answer to all relationship problems. Don’t let others convince you to mistreat someone, to laugh when they are mistreated and don’t ignore it.
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: