This blog is about a serious issue that effects many internet users around the world, named cyber-bullying. We hope that this blog helps people understand what cyber bullying is, and hopefully change some minds along the way. Remember, you can be your biggest oppressor if you do not know the world you live in.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tragic Story

      Two 8th grade girls hung themselves during a sleepover. The girls were both bullied for things such as weight and hair color. Think twice before you say something mean to another person. In the link below it shows the interview with the mothers of the two girls.|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk2|58587
-Sandra and Rachel

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Through Our Own Eyes

     We decided to do this blog because we felt that this issue is spinning out of control. We are so busy with work, school, etc that we really do not think about cyber-bullying as an issue that should be talked about. People do have arguments, but imagine if people bullied others as much as they do on the internet? This issue for whatever reason is not really talked about in normal life, but it sure does make headlines when some just got tired of the ...bullying, and decides to end their life.
     It sends angry chills down mine spine, as I imagine how lonely Tyler Clementi probably felt. Wondering what to do about his situation, thinking of how stupid it would be to show his face in public. After his privacy was invaded, how could he make a name for himself? How? People who decided to cyber-bully, in our opinions are cowards. They hide behind their screens, type down any cruel comment that comes to mind, and unknowingly that they could destroy someones life. Live, and let live.
-Sandra and Rachel

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rebecca Black

     Rebecca Black became famous fast but for the wrong reasons. She sang the song "Friday" which is known nation wide and is currently number 27 on itunes top 100 songs. People say its the worse song ever. This is a great example of cyber-bullying.  In this video Rebecca is getting interviewed by Good Morning America and Rebecca talks about how she is affected by cyber-bullying. 


Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Facts

     Dictionary definition of cyber-bullying is the use of information and communication technologies to support the deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or a group, that is intended to harm others. This abuse happens everyday, and with technology advances becoming the norm this notion has also become a normal way to express negative feelings about another individual. No one likes to be bullied, imagine 1000 people attacking you over the internet? Everything is possible over the internet, and with all these chatting tools such as Facebook and Myspace it is very easy to have an ugly encounter with anyone. According to statistics, 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails. Also,not to mention that 56% percent of cyber bullying happens in chat rooms. 

     Here are some more "fun facts" about cyber bullying. Enjoy 
  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 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.
     However, there is hope. Because there have been cases of cyber-bullying destroying kids across the U.S. some states have acquired state laws against cyber-bullying. Some states have not made them into full laws, because the process from a simple Bill to an actual law is a long process but the fact that they are taking this problem into consideration is the first step. Granted people's minds may never change but the more people talk about this issue, the more educated someone will be, to avoid making these hurtful comments to another individual.


This Is Sad, But It Can Happen To You!

     Sandy Banks wrote an article about cyber-bullying. She discusses the incident of Tyler Clementi. People are taking interest in this topic and are trying to stop it.  The public is becoming more aware of this problem and are speaking out against it. People must understand that cyber-bullying does not only happen to teenagers. By this issue becoming more known, we hope that our followers join us to speak against cyber-bullying.

Sandra- Rachel

Vitcim of Cyber-Bullying

     Tyler Clementi was an 18 year old student at Rutgers University. He jumped off the George Washington Bridge and killed himself on September 22, 2010. This occurred after his sexual encounter with a man in his dorm that was video streamed over the internet with out Clementi's knowledge.

Sandra- Rachel