A scary statistic was released today in the Irish Examiner; student reports of online bullying has risen by 33%
Unfortunately, you could be making someones life hell without even really knowing it. Take the test.
How many of these have you done? Even once?
___Signed on with someone else’s screen name to gather info?
___Sent an e-mail from someone’s account?
___Impersonated someone online?
___Slagged someone on a public profile?
___Frightened someone on chat?
___Updated your Facebook status to embarrass somebody else?
___Created a fake profile for a person?
___Posted a question on someone's page meant to insult or embarrass them?
___Forwarded a private chat conversation or e-mail without the permission of the other person?
___Changed your profile or away message designed to embarrass or frighten someone?
___Used information found online to follow, tease, embarrass or harass someone in person?
___Signed someone else up for something online without their permission?
___Used someone else’s password for any reason without their permission?
___Posted lies about someone online?
___Posted on somebody with an intellectual disability's page to openly tease them without them being aware
Now calculate your total score:
0 – 5 Points: Cyber Saint
Congratulations! You’re a cyber saint! Your online behavior is exemplary! Keep up the good work!
5-7 Points: Cyber Risky
Well, you’re not perfect, but few people are. Chances are you haven’t done anything terrible and were just having fun, but try not to repeat your behaviors, since they are all offenses. Keep in mind the pain that your fun might be causing others!
7-9 Points: Cyber Sinner
Your online behavior needs to be improved! Keep in mind that these practices are dangerous, wrong, and punishable and try to be clean up that cyber record!
More than 9: Cyber Bully
You're a certified asshole. You shouldn't be allowed have the internet. Stop making other peoples lives miserable before you cause irreversible damage you spineless cretin.