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Flaming and Trolling – sending or posting hostile messages intended to “inflame” the emotions of others Happy-Slapping – recording someone being harassed or bullied in a way that usually involves physical abuse, then posting the video online for public viewing Identity Theft/Impersonation – stealing someone’s password and/or hijacking their online accounts to send or post incriminating or humiliating pictures, videos, or information Photoshopping – doctoring digital images so that the main subject is placed in a compromising or embarrassing situation Physical Threats – sending messages that involve threats to a person’s physical safety Rumour Spreading – spreading gossip through e-mail, text messaging, or social networking sites.

Themba Southern Africa

-1 in 3 children aged 9 – 13 have been or are currently either being cyberbullied or are the cyberbully -All children will at one point in their schooling career witness an act of bullying -Bullying leads to low self-esteem -Bullying leads to 15% increase in absenteeism -Bullying leads to depression -Bullying is not the direct cause of suicide but has a direct link to depression and anxiety which is a cause of suicide -Cyberbullying adds a new dimension to the above – children can no longer escape the bully, they cannot go home and forget about the abuse because cyber follows them – they cannot switch off

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Toothpaste and Toothpick Ask 5 delegates to join you in front of the group | Ask each delegate to squeeze out toothpaste from a brand new tube provided onto a piece of paper | Once each person has done so, hand each of them 1 toothpick | Ask each person that put the toothpaste they squeezed out of the tube back in by using the toothpick only | Explain to the group how this is a visual representation that our words or actions are quick to come out but very difficult to take back A4 Paper Ask one delegate to join you in front of the group | Hand that person a clean piece of paper – A4 size | Ask the person to crumple it up as best they can and then stomp on it | Ask the person to give the crumbled ball to other delegates and get…

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