Week 3- Digital Security

This week we studied digital security

Digital security covers a broad range of topics, such as scamming or fraud. I’ve decided to look a little closer however, at cyber bullying, and the effect it has on those involved

Due to society’s growing use, bordering on dependence, of social media, people can be found quite easily. This easy access makes people easier to cyber bully. School children are usually most affected. This has led to increases in depression rates of school children, and also suicide rates of children (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com, 2014)

However, it’s not only the victims who are affected. Bullies are also being affected. Devyne Lloyd from MSU’s School of Journalism writes “According to Utterly Global, an organization dedicated to anti bullying, children who were bullies in grades six to nine are 60 percent more likely to have a criminal conviction by the age of 24″. These numbers may shock people, and go to show the level of support and guidance cyber bullies need at younger ages

Finally, I wanted to post 2 videos, detailing the terrible story of Amanda Todd. The first video speaks for itself. The Second video is a reaction video from the Fine Brothers, who with the help of everyday teenagers, react to online videos

 

References:

Lloyd, D. (2012). What Happens When Bullies Become Adults. Retrieved from http://news.jrn.msu.edu/bullying/2012/04/01/bullies-as-adults/

McNamee, D. (2014) Cyberbullying. Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/273788.php

TheSomebodytoknow. (2012).My Story: Struggling, Bullying, Suicide, Self Harm. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHXGNx-E7E

TheFineBros. (2012). Teens React to Bullying. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF6cmddWOgU