Child victims of cyber-bullying 'double in a year' Cyber Bullying Statistics 2014. Our increasingly connected world has created another platform for bullies to harass their victims.
No longer are bullies confined to picking on other kids on the school playground; today, many bullies are refraining from physical assaults, opting instead for around the clock bashing via email, social media, instant messaging and other online platforms. Although parents, teachers and other authority figures can no longer count on physical signs like scars, torn clothing and bruises to tell the story, this certainly doesn’t mean that the effects of cyber bullying are any less damaging. Here, we are covering cyber bullying statistics 2014 as well as signs that may point toward your child or friend being a victim of cyber bullying. Cyber Bullying Statistics 2014 Report From Counseling Service concerning Cyber Bullying Statistics 2014.
Controversial cyberbullying law passes. • New cyberbullying law will create a criminal offence of intentionally causing harm by posting a digital communication, punishable by up to two years' imprisonment or a maximum fine of $50,000. • Complaints can be made to an approved agency, which will attempt to resolve the issue and may contact companies like Google to get material taken down.
A wide-reaching law that will criminalise online communications deemed deliberately harmful has passed into law - despite unexpected and last minute opposition. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill has passed its third reading, 116 votes in favour to 5 votes against. The controversial law is designed to crack-down on cyber-bullying, but opponents have warned it is too vague and could be used as a weapon against free speech. Act Party leader David Seymour was expected to be the only MP to vote against the legislation, after reluctant support from Labour and the Greens.
Preliminary Look at Cyberbullying Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Patchin and Hinduja. The Impact of Cyberbullying and Social Bullying ... Cyber-Bullying and its Effect on our Youth. Between cell phones, social media websites, and online gaming, children today seem to have more outlets for interacting with each other virtually than they do for interacting with each other in person.
However, with all of the good social interaction that is done as a result of these technologies also comes the bad. In addition to the physical and verbal bullying that may take place at school, cyber-bullying in the form of harassing text messages and derogatory posts on children’s Facebook or Twitter accounts is now commonplace. Even though it may not take place in person, the emotional and psychological effects of cyber-bullying are just as destructive. Since new media and cell phones are harder to track and monitor, parents need to take preventive measures that can help minimize the effects of cyber-bullying on their children. How Bullying Affects Kids.
How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers. Many parents worry about how exposure to technology might affect toddlers developmentally.
We know our preschoolers are picking up new social and cognitive skills at a stunning pace, and we don’t want hours spent glued to an iPad to impede that. But adolescence is an equally important period of rapid development, and too few of us are paying attention to how our teenagers’ use of technology—much more intense and intimate than a 3-year-old playing with dad’s iPhone—is affecting them. In fact, experts worry that the social media and text messages that have become so integral to teenage life are promoting anxiety and lowering self-esteem. Indirect communication. Hinduja & Patchin (2013) Social Influences on Cyberbullying (Journal of Youth and Adolescence)