Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Knowledge from Mr. Wilcox

After doing an interview with Mr. Wilcox, he taught us the difference between cyberbullying and cyber meanness. He said that we should go through 3 “filters” to check if it is actually bullying.

  1. Is it intentional? If it is cyber bullying, it has to be deliberate, meaning it was done on purpose and they meant to hurt the cyberbullying victim. Mr. Wilcox described how at our school, most people who hurt others online did not meant to do it on purpose.
  2. Is it constant? The term ‘bullying’ means that it has to be constant, which means the cyber bully must keep doing it for it to be actual cyberbullying. This makes it even rarer in our school, since after their first warning, they will almost always stop immediately. However, there may be more cyberbullying, it is just that some people may not report it.
  3. What is the advantage in power? By that, I mean where one person (the bully) has more power than another (victim). For example, if you are in the playground (as a grade 3), and a grade 7 bullies you, clearly the grade 7 has more “power” than you. For cyber bullying, the bully’s power is being anonymous.

Now that you have learnt some valuable information, start looking. Can you see any examples of cyberbullying anywhere? If so, how will you deal with it?


  1. Your group has chosen a very relevant topic that we all need more education around. Mr Wilcox had some very sound advice for you all on what constitutes bullying. Isn't it wonderful getting people's perspectives through interviews. I am glad you are trying to use a variety of sources to find your information. I can't wait to hear more about your action plan so that your group can help with this issue of bullying online. Best of luck with the rest of the exhibition.

    1. Thank you, Mr. Kay.
      I agree, as lots of people at our school aren't educated in the term: 'cyberbullying', and people may not know what 'cyberbullying' actually is.

      Sincerely, Maurice from Team Cyber Savers

  2. Hi Maurice

    As I went with you to Mr Wilcox he would give us very valuable information.

    I really liked how you summarised the information Mr. Wilcox said to us

    From Dylan

  3. I like how you thought deeply about Mr. Wilcox's answers. You summarised the information and thought about some examples to help your audience understand better. Also, you used a question, or hook at the end to engage your audience and leave them with a big message. Also, I like your idea of filters.
    From, Lila 5AMc

  4. Hey Maurice
    I agree with all your 3 reasons and think that your right, some people don't know too much about cyber bullying and we should teach them. Which is good because that is what your exhibition group is gonna do. -Josh

  5. Hello Maurice,
    It's good that you have ideas on how to filter what is cyberbullying and what is not. I know I don't know a lot about cyberbullying so this is really useful.