March 2012 Meeting

We welcomed some of Iwog's youngest members to the meeting at Ingle Hall, including Lynne's new grandson pictured here (although it's not strictly allowed to have male members, we thought, he's so young, what harm can he do?) and the very beautiful Zoe (pictured on the link to this page). Ahhhh.

There was a great turn out for this interesting talk on cyberbullying by IWOG member, physicist Vasiliki Gountsidou-Iakovou. A brief summary featured in the newsletter includes this information:-

Types of cyberbullying

1. Flaming: a type of online fight.

2. Denigration: intentional damage the victim’s reputation

or friendships.

3. Bash boards: on line bulletin boards to post

anything mean, hateful and malicious.

4. Impersonation: breaking into someone’s account or

stealing a password.

5. Outing: Private messages or images meant for private

viewing, forwarded to others.

6. Trickery: when a person purposely tricks another


7. Exclusion: intentionally exclude someone from


8. Happy slapping: a relative new type of bullying

using mobile phones.

9. Text wars or attacks: when several people gang up

on the victim.

10. Online polls: ask readers to vote on specific questions.

11. Sending malicious code intentionally, to

damage or harm the victim’s system or to share

confidential materials.

12. Teachers and other educators are being targeted

electronically. Some teachers are insulted or

humiliated and the image or video is then

published online.

Children are natives of cyberspace

Teachers’ and parents’ experience in new technologies

cannot even be compared with those of young people.

Mobile phone is a direct extension of touch, vision

and hearing for worldwide navigation.

In cyberbullying, the bully is anonymous and his

action has infinite expandability. [In previous generations]

parents were aware of the “landscape”, the

place where their children lived and played, their

school and knew most of their friends. Nowadays

young people surf in cyberspace and talk and play

with their cyberfriends. They don’t know their faces,

only their profiles.

A new type of suicide has appeared: cybersuicide.

Cyberspace is the environment where our

teenagers live and communicate. Thanks to the extreme

development of new technologies, new means

of communication between children arise. In some

of these situations, in this second life, it is believed

that “the code is the law”.

Generally speaking, the whole issue is like a dipole,

where the one pole is cyberbullying and the other is

the limits of freedom of speech and actions.


• Recognize techniques used by online

predators to deceive their victims.

• Refuse requests for personal information.

• Respond assertively if you are ever in

an uncomfortable situation while online.

Exit the program, log off or turn

off the computer…

• Report, to a parent or other trusted

adult, any suspicious or dangerous contact

that makes you uncomfortable.

Thanks to everyone who came and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

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