Glossary Cyber Bullying Terms for Parents and Teachers

Cyber Bullying Related Terms


Bash Board: An online bulletin board on which individuals may post anything they want. The content tends to be malicious, ridiculing, hateful statements directed against another person.

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Blog: Interactive web journal or diary (web log) viewable to general audience or specific groups


Buddy List: Collection of real names, screen names, or handles which represent “friends” or buddies within an instant message, chat program, or cell phone.


Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone.


Cyber Bullying Victim: The one who is on the receiving end of online social cruelty


Cyberstalking: Harassment that includes threats of harm or is highly intimidating and intruding upon one’s personal privacy.


Cyberthreats: Online material that either generally or specifically raises concerns that the creator may intent to inflict harm or violence to self of others.


IM/Instant Messaging: The act of instantly communicating between two or more people over a network such as the Internet.


Flaming (email text etc.): Sending rude, crude, angry or obscene messages directed at a person or persons either privately or to an online group.


Happy Slapping: Extreme form of bullying where physical assaults are recorded on mobile phones and distributed to others. Sometimes they are posted on Social Networking sites or blogs.


Harassment: Unsolicited words or actions intended to annoy, alarm or abuse another individual


ISP: Internet Service Provider, the company that provides an Internet connection to individuals or companies


Offender: The one who instigates online social cruelty


Social Networking web sites: Online service that bring together people by organizing them around a common interest or by providing an interactive environment of photos bligs, user profiles, and messaging systems. Examples include Facebook and MySpace.


Spam: Unsolicited electronic mail sent from someone you do not know.


Trolling: Deliberately positing false information to entine a genuinely helpful people to respond and contribute to the discussion.


URL: Universal record locator: a string of text that specifies the location of an object accessible through the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), typically a World Wide Web address, as of a home page or iplay channel. A Web URL begins with “http://”. Differs from a domain name in the sense that the domain name is a part of a URL and corresponds with IP addresses to form a URL.



Cyber Bullying Resource from Kamaron Institute  and Kamaron Institute Resource Cyber Bullying Resource Center

Entertaining Sports and Relationship Stories: Humor

Football: Upon hearing Joe Jacoby of the 'Skins say “I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,” Matt Millen of the Raiders said, “To win, I'd run over Joe's mom too.”


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Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”



Basketball: Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's 7-27 record: “We can't win at home. We can't win on the road.. As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.” (1992)



Football & Relationships:

A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she liked the game.

“I liked it, but I couldn't understand why they were killing each other for 25 cents,” she said.

“What do you mean?” he asked.

“Well, everyone kept yelling, 'Get the quarter back!'”


Humor: Business Starting Salary Story

A story is told about the negative impact of an “entitlement” attitude in job candidates..

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked the young MBA fresh out of Harvard, “And what starting salary were you looking for?”

The candidate said, “In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”

The HR Person said, “Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years – say, a red Hummer?”

The young candidate sat up straight and said, “Wow!!! Are you kidding?”

And the HR Person said, “Certainly, …but you started it.”

Disclosure Doesn't Hamper Viral or Word of Mouth Marketing

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In an effort to advertise, many companies have turned to “word-of-mouth” or viral marketing programs in which a network of consumers endorse brands and services to encourage sales. The question for both the Word of Mouth Association and the companies that use their services, is whether to disclose that these endorsements come from these word-of-mouth agents.


Well, the answer is yes they should disclose this information, according to a study at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Northeastern University. The study showed that people didn’t care the endorsements came from an affiliated agent and in fact the endorsement was passed along 70% more often when the relationship was disclosed. Companies that previously thought disclosure would be a negative thing, have now seen it as an effective tool in creating a buzz. Consumers figure they would be using this word-of-mouth program because there is something new or interesting about the product being promoted.




Business Humor and Quotes

Humor and quotes for business communications

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A closed mouth gathers no foot.



A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. – Milton Berle



A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.



A consultant is an ordinary person a long way from home.



A crisis is when you cannot say “let's just forget the whole thing.”

Parenting Is The World's Most Important Job – Humor

No task is as critical to the future as good parenting. Some days being able to keep your sense of humor and perspective really helps. We've collected some humorour thoughts on fatherhood, raising teens, being a working mom and more.

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1. In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream.Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and shout, “WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE..”


In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table.Today, a father comes home to a note: “Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge.”




Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.




You know you’ve turned into a mom when You find yourself humming the Barney song as you do the dishes.


Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.



Reference Books For Doing Business Globally

Global business is expanding and exploding.  A perfect example is China that has become on of the worlds fastest growing economies.   The need to understand cultures and communication is every bit as important as having the right sources for your product lines.  If you think it’s time to do some reading, Christoper Liechty works all over the world and recently shared his personal reading list.  Each book will add to your knowledge of doing business within different cultures.




The books are:


Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference by Craig Storti


Designing Across Cultures: How to Create Effective Graphics for Diverse Ethnic Groups by Ronnie Lipton


Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries by Terri Morrison, Wayne Conway and George Borden


Dun & Bradstreet’s Guide to Doing Business Around the World (ISBN 0735201080, out of print) by Terri Morrison, Wayne Conway and Joseph Douress



Keywords: Business books, Relationships, Finance  




Cyber Bullying Solutions Schools Home

Daily, half of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />America’s school children, approximately 12 million, are impacted by bullying on the bus and in school.  Cyber bullying is in addition to this larger problem that impacts the quality of student education.


A partnerships with school, home, transportation, and community is required.

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The number of kids using the Internet makes it the preferred way to communicate. The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that approximately 17 million kids aged 12 to 17 use the Internet.


Teens have embraced IM—74 percent of teens IM, compared to only 44 percent of adults. IM  is the preferred cyber bullying medium of teenage girls.


Cyber Bullying incidents tracked at 6 percent in 2000 are now estimated in range of 18% to 42% of students in grades 4 through 8, say they have been bullied online.


Less than 20 percent tell their parents that they have been cyber bullying victims our of fear of loosing internet access.


It’s a cycle. Half of cyber bullying victims also display cyber bullying behaviors. 


Cyber bullies sometimes leave their “electronic finger prints” behind. Electronic messages such as IM’s and emails leave “fingerprints”—nine-digit numbers recorded with your ISP (Internet Service Provider).



Cyber Bullying Preemption and Prevention In Schools


Launch a proactive, preemptive program that replaces the natural name-calling, bullying, taunting bullying behaviors with a positive focus.  Re-norm what is considered cool at school


Kamaron Institute has successfully done with the KC3 Positive Label Program, which has proven to decrease bullying behaviors by 50 percent.


Make sure ethics and character as bullying preemption should be included in any computer instruction given at your school.


Partner with your PTA for a parent briefing on all cyber bullying as well as bullying on buses and in school.


Encourage your school district to develop a clear, comprehensive bully preemption and cyber bulling prevention policy on acceptable computer use, both on and off school property.


The policy should spell out what constitutes cyber bullying, and list consequences.


Establish a bullying prevention relationship with your local police department, perhaps inviting “cyber cops” to your school to speak to parents and kids on proper Internet use.