“That’s Not Cool”: Education About Cyber Abuse

 

I am not sure on the terms for this, maybe cyber abuse, but it is an import inssue.  Especially for teenagers , who are more often than not attached, almost literally, to their technology. There’s a site I ran across that covers these potential problems pretty well, “That’s Not Cool“.  

They have some cute little videos that deal with issues like facebook stalking your significant other, pestering someone for texts of naked pictures and constantly texting the other person.  The videos are kind of silly, but they display the issues in a very clear cut way.  For issues like these, that is all you need, since the solution for most of the issues are tell the person you need your space or something similar.  The site also has some links to outside videos and those are very interesting.  The site seems like a really good resource and a good place for people in those situations can go to for the first steps towards setting their boundaries effectively.

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About Tori

I am a graduate student working on my masters in Women and Gender studies. My masters thesis is on the gender nonconformity and ambiguity in modern film.
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2 Responses to “That’s Not Cool”: Education About Cyber Abuse

  1. Derrick says:

    I’m going to be a bit mean here.

    I hate the entire concept of Cyber-Bullying. We don’t have “School Bullying” or “Skateboard Bullying” or “Metro Bus Bullying”. Bullying is Bullying (is Bullying).

    Yes, you can bully people in unique and new ways on the Internet, but no, it doesn’t deserve some kind of special name.

    On to the topic at hand, I think the most important idea when it comes to dealing with cyber bullying is to treat it like any other sort of bullying, which is to say, to stand up to it, because bullys are always cowards at heart.

    • Tori says:

      I agree that the best way to deal with it is standing up to it and that’s basically what this sight is talking about. It is saying have an open dialogue with your significant other so that when you feel uncomfortable you can fix the problem. Of course, this assumes that any difficulties aren’t by design of the other, but at least you’ll admit you don’t like it and that is an important step towards leaving an abusive or unhealthy relationship.

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