Click! That is what can get people in trouble. The more it happens, the more that people can comment mean things about people and the more they can lose a reputation, and that turns into depression. I know that Lewinksyś TED talk (2015) was four years, but it does make me think about what I write on social media or even email. She had parents that watched and stood by her when she was into a deep depression. As college students, they can go unnoticed. They are not seen by their parents all the time, and maybe they do not want their parents to worry about them. I know that Lewinsky did not have a choice in her ̈private ̈ things coming out, but if someone stopped sharing it, it would help the situation. Parents cannot see what is happening to any child in middle school or high school too.
There are some things that educatorś need to do to prevent cyberbullying, as Hinduja & Patchin (2015) put in their book. It is essential to educate the students and staff by talking about examples and telling them that cyberbullying is a serious topic to discuss with each other. Tell the students to stop and think before they post anything online. They need to realize that what they post could hurt someone emotionally or maybe that someone might want to kill themselves. If the teachers start to see a student begin to have their grades slip or not talk when they usually do, they need to intervene. Ask counselors to come in and talk too.
Parents should be educated too. In their meeting about cyberbullying, they should see the statistics of it and get different examples, like in the case of Ryan Halligan from 2003. They should be told that it is okay to have apps to monitor their childś social media. A school should make sure they are talking to the parents at least every other month either during a parent conference, electronic newsletter, or a phone call. This hopefully will make the parents talk to their children more about what might happen for cyberbullying.
As I have been reading and watching videos about cyberbullying this week, I have figured out that this is getting to be a significant problem among students. Cyberbullying can be defined as being threatened, made fun of, or posting pictures online. This can happen on different social media sites, or in some instances, a website is put up online. Cyberbullying affects the person being bullied and the people around the site at that time. When kids see things happen and do not say anything, they are called bystanders. Ryan Halliganś father gave the term ¨upstanders¨ as people getting up and telling that something is going online. Cyberbullying needs to be stopped!
Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying beyond the schoolyard: Preventing and responding to cyberbullying. Corwin.
TED (2015, March 20). The price of shame: Monica Lewinsky [video file]. Retrieved from
Ryan's Story Presentation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org/