Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tips to Avoid From getting Cyber Bully

People basically get people from anywhere when they are weak. there are many ways for the victim to avoid from getting bully. Today i am here to discuss with you readers about how to avoid from getting cyber bully.

Internet now can be access from any mobile devices. Therefore it will be easy to pass information around. sometimes positive information are being passed but sometimes negative ones are being pass as well. It've been showed that 'pre-paid' phones are now widely use around Australia by teenagers. The average age of mobile phone owners will be girls under the age of 18, is 13 years old.

The best way to avoid being a victim will be that users should always keep their personal information private. this is because by doing so, people will then wont be able to have any valuable information to bully them.

The next way will be try not to create your password as such easy one such as your birthday, home address, phone number and etc. this is because this type of information can be easily guess by hackers. With the information that can be hack, user will then be a victim of cyber bully.

the nest way to prevent being a victim of cyber bully will be that only pass out private information only to people who can be trusted. This is because is private information can be share by public, it wont be a private information anymore.

This are the few ways for user to prevent themselves from being a victim of cyber bully.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cyber Bullying Law

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As we are all aware of, we are living in the 21st century which is a world of technology. Technology is getting higher and better as the day passes. Therefore, more people are relying on using the Internet as their primary source for communication. Hence more people might use the tool of Internet to cyber bully and the social risk will increase observably.

Malaysia has not implement any cyber laws on cyber bullying which is because cyber bullying in Malaysia is not a serious matter. However, in the US, cyber bullying is a serious matter and because many cases which had caused death because of cyber bullying, many states in America had already implemented cyber laws on cyber bullying. The government believe that by making these laws can protect their children from being harassed, threatened, and humiliated online.

The states which had implemented cyber laws are Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, New Jersey, Oregon, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The laws are such as follow:
  • School officials are permission to take action against cyber bullies even if the bullying did not happen in school itself.
  • School officials are allowed to suspend their students if one is found guilty of bullying another through telephone or computer.
  • Fines will be charged to an individual if one is found guilty of cyber bullying via electronic communication.
  • Tougher and heavier punishment is added on top of the delinquents under the terms of state's laws for young offenders.
  • Court sessions would be held for cyber bullying offenders and police officials will be getting involved as well.

Reference: Cyber Bullying Alert [Online] Retrieved on 17th March, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cyber Bullying Hits Down Hard on the Gay Community

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Cyber bullying is a huge problem by itself, what more the pressure it puts on the gay community. This gay community consists of gay people, lesbian people and those of transgender. The mere mention on anything regarding the subject of the gay community brings about a certain feeling of taboo for our community. Thus, people tend to turn a blind eye when a member of the gay community is a victim of a cyber bully. In fact, people in the community itself tend to become the bulliers. This happens because people of the community find the gay community and the fact of the same gender liking the same gender, weird and abnormal. People are tend to be more scared of what they do not understand, and do not wish to accept it, thus, the gay community becomes an easy pray for cyber bullies.

The Iowa State University conducted a study that finds that the younger generation compiled from the people identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), as well as thier straight allies are hit hard by this form of harrasment, occasionally ending in lethal concequenses. This study also reveals that one out of every two transgender students (LGBT), are a victim of cyber bullying. Furthermore, due to the stealth in this form of bullying, it becomes harder for teachers and parents to detect it.

"In the online survey of 444 junior high, high school and college students between the ages of 11 and 22 -- including 350 self-identified non-heterosexual subjects -- 54 percent of the LGBT and allied youth reported being victims of cyberbullying in the 30 days prior to the survey. Cyberbullying includes attacks such as electronic distribution of humiliating photos, dissemination of false or private information, or targeting victims in cruel online polls."

Information taken from : Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, Cyberbullying can Potentially Kill

This survery shows that the gay community becomes an easy target for cyber bullies worldwide, who will taunt them with names such as "queer", "weirdo", "abnormal", and many other mean and degrading names. 

True to the survey, this has become a huge issue, which souldnt be taken lightly. The government should provide more awareness on the existance of the gay community and how they are not abnormal, as it is just a way of living. People should learn to accept the gay community  for who they are, and by doing this, cyber bullies will target less of them.

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