Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Cyberbullying happens a lot among teenagers. Let’s help stop these numbers from going up! If you see anyone being bullied on the internet, tell an adult you trust. They’ll know how to help. Here are some links if you need help or want some more facts on cyberbulling.

This website focuses completely on cyberbullying. It explains what cyberbullying actually is and even tells you why people might               cyberbully others. There’s a big section suggesting what you could do to take action and stand up to the bullying.

stopcyberbullying.org

This link leads you to a page on the ‘Think U Know’ website which concentrates on bullying through the internet. They outline the differences between normal bullying and cyberbullying. Also, it gives you some information on the law against bullying. Be sure to check this website out for some helpful tips and info!

The Childline website is very popular. It creates a happy and helpful atmosphere. Click on the link above to find out more about how you can stop cyberbullying. While you there, you can even talk to a counsellor on the website to help express your emotions and problems. I would definately recommend Childline!

ChildLine

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‘Cyberbully’ The Film

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Cyberbully is a film made by the American channel, ABC Family.

This film is about a teen called Taylor Hillridge, who is played by Emily Osment. She gets a laptop for her birthday, and decides to make a profile on a social networking site with her friends. Soon, a couple of mean girls from school decide to turn on her, and start sending her hate messages.  Taylor suffers from cyberbullying in the movie. Watch the film here to find out what happens to Taylor and how she handles the situation.

This movie encourages teens to stand up against cyberbullying. It also shows people the effects that cyberbullying has on others.

Cyberbullying happens often because of how much access we have to the internet. We should try and stop it as quickly as possible.

Giving out details online can be very dangerous. Make sure you don’t  give anyone your address or phone number, as this can lead to stalking. Remember to tell an adult you can trust if anyone harms you over the internet, they can help you.

Stay safe everyone! (:

Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is a serious issue among teenagers your age and my age. We all use our iphones, Blackberry’s, and Samsung’s on a daily basis, right? Most of us have access to computers at home, in the library or at school. You’re reading this on the computer or your phone right now! The internet is everywhere. So is cyber bullying.

Cyberbullying is when a young person annoys, threatens, harasses, or teases another young person through the internet. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied over popular websites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. It can also happen through texts messages.

Stop Cyberbullying!

One way to help prevent cyberbullying is to keep track of everything people say to you. That way, when you tell a parent or teacher about what’s been happening, you’ll have proof. Try not to reply to any messages, it can just encourage the bully.

You can also block the bully on your Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, etc.

No-one has the right to be bullied in any way. Remember, there are always parents, guardians, teachers and different websites which can help you stop and prevent anything from happening.

Stay safe online (:

Demi Lovato on Eating Disorders and Bullying

In this interview, Demi Lovato talks about her eating disorders and her experiences on bullying. We all know Demi’s been an amazing inspiration to teen girls, and she talks about how she went through a hard time where other kids made fun of her weight and started to bully her. It got so bad that Demi had to seek treatment and help to stop cutting.

Demi has helped loads of other teenagers accept how they look. She gives advice on how to overcome eating disorders and the bullying. Now she’s on the road to recovery and wants to help others to overcome the struggles of disorders.

“People, I think, don’t realise how badly verbal harassment and cyber bullying affects you… because what they said to me, it sticks to me to this day. It affected me into the person that I am today.”

Now, Demi Lovato is an ambassador for an anti-bullying campaign: Secret’s “Mean Stinks” campaign, which encourages teens to end bullying in schools.

I hope Demi has inspired you to end bullying and has helped you through any troubles with eating disorders and bullying. ((:

Demi Lovato's Ant-bullying Campaign

Demi Lovato’s Ant-bullying Campaign

Love Is All You Need?

Did you know that over half (55%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying at school. Right this second, a teen will be bullied about their sexuality.

Imagine a world where ‘Straight’ was considered ‘gay’ – and ‘gay’ was ‘straight’. A world where it was wrong for a woman and a man to fall in love.

Wingspan pictures made a short film about Ashley, a young teen who is bullied because of her sexuality.

In Ashley’s world, being ‘gay’ is normal, while being ‘straight’ isn’t seen as right. Everywhere you go, people have two mother or two fathers instead of a mother and father. It even says in the Bible that being gay is right but being straight is wrong

However, Ashley feels different from her two mothers, who are ‘normal’. She has a crush on a boy at school, which makes her friends turn against her. Ashley experiences physical bullying and cyber bullying.

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Ashley is bullied for being heterosexual or ‘straight’.

This short film makes you feel how lesbian, gays, or bisexual teens are feeling right now. It helps you realise what they’re going through and how we should accept who they love.

The Semicolon Project

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‘The Semicolon Project’ is a project to raise awareness about self harming. From April 16th, you might have seen many your teachers, your classmates or even strangers on the streets with a semicolon drawn or tattooed on their wrist. This is to support people fighting against suicide.

If you’re:

  • suicidal
  • depressed
  • unhappy
  • going through a broken heart,
  • you self harm
  • have anxiety
  • or you’ve lost a loved on,

you draw a semicolon on your wrist.

The semicolon represents where the sentence could’ve ended but didn’t. The author is you and the sentence is your life. You could have chosen to end your life but you didn’t.

‘The Semicolon Project’ Facebook page offer help to people going through tough times. They answer questions and give advice. If you have Facebook make sure to check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/TheSemicolonProject/info

Help by drawing a semicolon on your wrist. You can even take a picture and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #semicolonproject416

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So help support different people going through a tough phase in their life. You might even be the one having a hard time yourself! Their are so many people drawing semicolons on their wrist to support you and whoever else is experiencing suicidal thoughts. Remember, you’re not alone and their are always people to help you. ((:

Did you know?

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Lets help make this number smaller! (;

Bullying affects the victim a lot. Not just physically and emotionally. It also affects their school work. Teenagers have admitted to skipping school because they are scared they will run into the bully.

Bullying can ruin lives. Skipping large amounts of school limits the victims education, and lowers grades. It will affect their success later on. They won’t be there for tests. How will they get a good job then? How would you feel if someone made you so scared that it could potentionally ruin your life? Bullying victims may start to lose friends. This can lead to deppresion, which makes things more harder for the victim. It makes everything 100 times more stressful. It isn’t fair. This is why bullying needs to stop. Schools are made so kids can learn in them, not abuse others!

Let’s all help to make school a happy atmosphere. The way it should be!

Bullying Statistics

ImageDid you know that:

• 1 out of 4 teens are Bullied.
 9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school and online.
• 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.”

• 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.”

You should know that you are not alone, and there’s so many other teens facing bullying. But there’s people you can go to for help, like parents, older siblings, teachers, there’s even different sites you can go to for help!