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vrijdag 6 maart 2015

Online Trolls, Cyber-Bullying Succeeds Because No One Intervenes Or Stands-Up Against The Bullies, Prove Scientists


Cyber Bullying Succeeds Because No One Intervenes
Researchers have unearthed the real reason why cyber-bullying continues unabated. Apparently, those with the power to do something never rush to the aide of the sufferers. Moreover, the victims seem to bear it and try to move-on, allowing cyber-bullies to continue their virtual aggression on the same person or hunt their next victim with impunity.
recent study into online bullying revealed that nine out of 10 internet users won’t do a thing to stop it. Researchers from Ohio State University found that when confronted with varying forms of online bullying, majority of the users tended to shy away. Neither did the victims attempt a direct confrontation – widely known to force the bullies to back-off or rethink their acts – they merely attempted to avoid anything related to the acts of aggression against them.
To simulate cyber-bullying, researchers rigged a supposed “support chat environment” where 221 students would be subjected to cyber-bullying. The students had no clue about the experiment and those conducting the study led the students to believe they were merely testing a chat support function for an online survey site.
During the “routine” online chat session, users were randomly and abruptly asked to take part in the simulated online survey. During the test, a script was executed in which a simulated user would have trouble completing the survey, only to be berated by a (scripted) administrator.
Astonishingly, researchers realized a majority of the subjects chose to ignore the act of virtual bullying. Just one in 10 decided to directly intervene by confronting the administrator or by stepping in to help the victim. Apparently, such meek and mute bystander behavior is quite common, and hence, cyber-bullying continues to remain a threat for impressionable minds, lamented the study’s lead author Kelly Dillon.
“Many other studies have shown bystanders are reluctant to get involved when they see bullying. The results disappointed me as a human, but they didn’t surprise me as a scientist.”
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While Victims Of Cyber-Bullying Suffer Silently, Bystanders Merely Observe Meekly
While Victims Of Cyber-Bullying Suffer Silently, Bystanders Merely Observe Meekly
Cyber-bullying has become an omnipresent danger for internet users. Though Einstein himself might have indicated that ignoring such virtual thugs is a good technique to deal with cyber-bullying, it is certainly not a long-term solution.
As a sliver of hope for internet users, the researchers observed something reassuring. Though the users were hesitant to directly confront the bully, 70 percent of the subjects did give the abusive person a poor review in retrospect. This indicates that people do take a note of cyber-bullying, but will not directly intervene, but will do something about it later on. Unfortunately, that’s not how cyber-bullies will curb their virtual abuse.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1876523/cyber-bullying-succeeds/#tIAVXPr8W1BHOdUw.99

donderdag 5 maart 2015

Study: Cyberbullying tied to depression, drinking


NEED TO KNOW
  • 43% of teens have been victims of cyberbullying in the last year
  • Study: Those who had experienced cyberbullying had almost 3X the odds of meeting the clinical criteria for depression
Study: Cyberbullying tied to depression, drinking
Cyberbullying is a growing problem facing our technology-centric world.
Forty-three percent of teens have been victims of cyberbullying in the last year, according to a report published by the National Crime Prevention Council.
So, how is this affecting America's youth over the long term? A new study of college females suggests that being involved in cyberbullying increases the rates of meeting the criteria for both depression and alcohol abuse.
In “Cyberbullying, Depression, and Problem Alcohol Use in Female College Students: A Multisite Study,” authors Selkie Ellen M., Kota Rajitha, Chan Ya-Fen and Moreno Megan analyzed surveys from 265 female students, ages 18-25, from four U.S. universities.
The surveys evaluated the individuals' involvement in cyberbullying behaviors -- both as the victims and the aggressors in such situations. Participants also completed a patient health questionnaire to assess depressive symptoms and an alcohol use disorder test "to assess problem drinking,” according to the abstract.
The results, which were published last week in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, found that 27% of participants experienced cyberbullying in college. Among that group, “The most common behaviors reported were hacking into another person’s account, receiving unwanted sexual advances, being harassed by text message, and posting of degrading comment.”
The results also found that 17.4% of participants met the criteria for depression and that 37.5% met the criteria for problem drinking.
When these findings were analyzed together, they found that those who had experienced cyberbullying had almost three times the odds of meeting the clinical criteria for depression.
Participants who were the aggressors in cyberbullying situations not only had four times the odds for depression, but they also had increased odds of meeting the criteria for problem alcohol use compared to those with no cyberbullying experience

woensdag 4 maart 2015

Appjes van je kind lezen mag niet: wat kun je wel doen?


Veel ouders doen het: stiekem de smartphone van hun dochter of zoon controleren op appjes of zelfs foto’s. Maar dat is eigenlijk verboden. Wat telt dan zwaarder, de privacy van je kind of je rol als beschermende ouder? En belangrijker: hoe kun je hun telefoongebruik dan wél controleren?
"In het verdrag voor de rechten van het kind staat dat niemand zonder toestemming brieven of sms’jes aan een kind mag lezen", zegt Sabine de Jong van Unicef, want daarmee schend je de privacy van je kind. Toch bleek gisteren dat bijna de helft van de Nederlandse ouders dat stiekem wel doet.
Maar: in hetzelfde verdrag staat ook dat ouders hun kinderen moeten opvoeden en begeleiden, zegt De Jong. Ook op het gebied van online en social media. Bovendien moeten ouders hun kind beschermen. "Dat spreekt elkaar eigenlijk tegen", geeft de woordvoerder toe. "En in drastische gevallen, zoals loverboys, is het natuurlijk heel normaal dat een ouder ingrijpt."
"Als ouder ben je verantwoordelijk voor het gedrag van je kinderen. Dus ook voor dingen die ze uitvoeren op hun smartphone", zegt ook Peter Nikken, specialist in media-opvoeding bij het Nederlands Jeugdinstituut. Door berichten over cyberpesten en sexting snapt hij wel dat ouders ongerust zijn.
Dus zelfs al mag het niet, dan is het eigenlijk logisch dat je de smartphone van je kroost doorneemt op gepest, roddels en schunnigheden. Nee, hoewel begrijpelijk, is dat volgens Nikken niet de oplossing. "Zodra ze naar de middelbare school gaan, raad ik dit echt af. Het is net alsof je in het dagboek van je kind gaat lezen. Andersom zou jij dat ook niet leuk vinden."
Tips: controle op smartphonegebruik kind
  • Praat erover met je kind: "Ga erover in gesprek", zegt Nikken. "Vraag ze: wat doe je met je smartphone, met wie praat je?"
     
  • Maak afspraken: "Spreek bijvoorbeeld af dat de telefoon ’s avonds uit gaat. Een ongestoorde nachtrust is belangrijk voor een kind. Of spreek af dat ze tijdens het maken van hun huiswerk alleen appen met andere kinderen om te overleggen. Hou dan in de gaten of dat werkt of juist afleidt."
     
  • Schaf samen de telefoon aan, en neem ook de instellingen samen door. "Die technische kant is soms wat uitzoeken, maar dat is ook als ouder leerzaam. Je kunt als je samen die telefoon koopt of een abonnement afsluit ook bespreken welke apps ze wel of niet mogen gebruiken."
     
  • Hou verder in de gaten wanneer je kind zijn telefoon gebruikt en waarvoor: "Hoe vaak, en of ze appen of een spelletje doen. Dan krijg je ook al een indruk."
     
  • Gaat het fout en blijkt bijvoorbeeld dat je kind een duur abonnement heeft afgesloten voor een app of met een verkeerde heeft gesproken: "Een kind voelt zich al snel schuldig, blijf dan aan de kant van je kind staan. Het is belangrijk dat ouders begrip opbrengen voor hun kind en niet zeggen 'zie je nou wel', maar 'het kan iedereen overkomen'."
     
  • Wordt een kind gepest of lastig gevallen via zijn telefoon: Ouders kunnen dit aangeven op meldknop.nl. "Ook kunnen ze overleggen met ouders van andere kinderen, leraren, of op een sportclub met de coach. Als ouder sta je niet alleen."

dinsdag 3 maart 2015

Honestly Looks to Combat Cyberbullying on iOS, Android


Honestly
A new app is aiming to combat cyberbullying through the power of positive compliments. The app is called Honestly, and it allows users to ask their Facebook friends questions, which can be answered anonymously with yes or no responses. In an effort to lift the spirits and boost the confidence of its users, any negative responses are kept hidden, showing users only the “yes” answers shared by their friends.
In Honestly, users can ask their Facebook friends questions like “Am I nerdy?” or “Can I sing well?” Responses are kept anonymous (and private), unless the user chooses to share their identify with the friend who posed the question.
Users are shown real-time results to their questions in the Reality Check section of the app. This aggregates the user’s results and presents them in pie charts, which provide a look at which questions received the most “yes” responses. Users can view any shared identities in this area of the app, with data remaining even after an original question is no longer open for new responses.
To further encourage positivity within its community, users are awarded stars as they engage with the app. These stars can be used to unlock new questions users can ask about themselves.
In a statement, Honestly VP of products, Liron Jacobi Marcous, commented on the app’s design and goal:
We wanted to create an app where users could discover their best qualities in a fun way. Anonymous apps in the past have made Facebook friends’ opinions available to the public, at times embarrassing the recipient of the feedback. We wanted to go into another direction; the opinions are meant to be uplifting and supportive, as well as private. No bullying or public shaming – by design.
Honestly is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The app is part of a growing movement to combat cyberbullying, which a 2014 study showed affects adults, as well as children and teens.