Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Are you a cyberbully yourself?

Have you ever been cyberbullied? or have you ever been a cyberbully yourself without really knowing it?

Let's begin by defining what cyberbullying is:

cyberbullying  ˈsʌɪbəˌbʊlɪɪŋ/ is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.  


"Children may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying"

Here are some articles to read about cyberbullying:


Here's a related Selectivity exam to do: What is cyberbullying?  (2015) 


Important piece of advice   >>>>  Here's a guide to educate internet users about the importance of online privacy and how to save themselves from a data breach they have just sent me and which may interest you just in case:

The Ultimate Online Privacy Guide

It includes tips on how to improve one’s privacy online and how to anonymize information online. Also, they crafted useful guides which can be checked out here:


Oscar Wilde was also bullied in his days.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 4: A visit from Earnest   (Parts 5 , 6 & 7)   Dramas from BBC Learning English

Here are 6 TED talks about the issue:  STAND UP TO BULLYING!

REVISION EXERCISE for 1º Bachillerato  >>>   

108. Express these ideas using "likely":
1. I will probably go to Spain soon.        2. Spain will probably win the World Cup in Italy.
3. Those students who didn't work hard during the year won't       probably pass.
109. Write answers with "had better" appropriate to these situations:
1. It is very cold outside and your brother is going out. What would you say?
2. You have an exam tomorrow and you are in a disco at 11 o'clock.     What would you say to your friends?
3. There's very little coffee and it's Saturday morning.     What would you do?

110. Fill in the blanks with STILL / YET / ALREADY:
1. Haven't you finished __________ ? No, I'm __________ working.
2. My father has __________ paid the bill, but I haven't finished       the lunch __________ .
3. Look at the time! It's _________ 8 o'clock and you're ________       cooking.
4. Do you think I'll __________ be working when I'm 64? I don't think so, because you are __________ tired.

Proposed solutions to exercises 105, 106 & 107 in the previous post

Ex105   >>>   
Shampoo is some soap you use to wash your hair.
An alarm clock is a clock that wakes you up in the morning.
A suitcase is something you use to carry your clothes and other things when you travel.
A bicycle is a two-wheeled vehicle you use use to do sport or to go from one place to another.
A dishwasher is a machine that does the washing up for you.   

Ex106   >>>>    
1. What a           2. How           3. What       4. What an        5. How
Ex 107  >>>
1. So did I.     2. So would she.     3. Neither do we.     4. So are you.      5. So must we.


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  3. Cyberbullying is the use of telematic means ( Internet, mobile phones and video games mainly online) to exert psychological harassment between equals. This is not sexual harassement or a case where adult people participate.
    To realize that we are in a case of cyberbullying we must see if we receive a threat harassment, humiliation or annoyance of someone through the Internet, mobile phones, video games online or other telematic technologies.

    Many people are cyberbullying but are not aware of it. But a low percentage do it to hurt people. For example: A 10-years-old girl created a group in Facebook for humiliating a classmate. This has no explanation of what a 10-years-old girl wants to do harm other people.

    Also many people confuse cyberbullying with bullying but they aren't similar. Cyberbullying is manifest thorugh very different ways and have strategies of advance and different consequences, although bullying is often by.

    In conclusion, cyberbullying is a serious problem because of its anonymity, the lack of direct perception of the damage caused and the adoption of imaginary roles on the web. STOP CYBERBULLYING!!!

  4. Actually a lot of people do cyberbullying, in the actuality when you use one application for example Twitter or Instagram, and you see a picture or read a comment, if you dont agree this, you comment in the most of the cases lacking respect. I think that doing bullying in real life is bad but doing it in a social network can be worse because this person is excited about uploading a photo where they think it works out and you can do a lot of damage when you laugh at that person

    For example in my day a day i use twitter a lot of time, and in a lot of occasions,i see the people joking about one persons when would you not agree with what this person says, he lacks respect or laughs at it without thinking how this person can take it

    Other applications when i see a lot of ciberbullying is Instagram, Instagram is a applications where they climb pictures and other person can see and reactions, i see a lot of people that close his instagram because the people joking of his pictures and they messed with them for comments.

    In my opinion i never I've done cyberbullying because i didnt like laugh of the people, if you dont like that the people laugh of you, but you laugh of other people you would be a hypocrite.

  5. Cyberbullying is, unfortunately, one of the most important problems that exist today. Born by a society that is becoming more and more connected through the Internet, adolescents are the group most vulnerable to this type of internet bullying, but not the only one.
    Unfortunately it is rare that a person has not found, at least with a negative or derogatory comment in some of their accounts in social networks, this type of harassment of harassment is very common among children from 12 to 18 years and is something Very worrying and complicated, so you should never remain silent about attacks of this type.

    From my point of view, educating young people in the use of social networks is essential for them to be able to distinguish negative behaviors or attitudes, as well as for them to know that they should or should not publish on social networks, and in general how to operate in they. Parents in these cases acquire a fundamental role because they are in charge of educating their children, as well as exercising the necessary control so that their welfare is not put in danger. On the other hand, the most important thing for parents is to get your child to trust you so that he can tell you if he is experiencing a bad situation and you can do something about it.

  6. The cyberbully is harassment through mobile phone, messages, emails, chats, social networks like Facebook or Myspace ... Harassment through electronic devices. We are facing a case of cyberbullying when one or a minor harasses, threatens , Harasses, humiliates or harasses another through the Internet, mobile phones, game consoles or other telematic technologies. It can affect everyone, anywhere. There is no safe place for any child. It is very problematic because it is anonymous, it reaches the whole world and it is also permanent, it is recorded. The anonymity that the Internet allows, and especially social networks, makes cyberbullying more harmful, if possible. The anonymity, the lack of direct and immediate perception of the damage caused and the adoption of imaginary roles in the Network make cyberbullying a serious problem. Those who are lurking find easy pasture in chat rooms and forums, from where they shoot their darts in the form of viruses and unsolicited emails to the victim, defamation and monitoring their activities on the network through their computer, as well Like the infinite telephone calls and in extreme cases, until the physical aggression.

    To help children avoid bullying, it must involve all people: teachers, children, families and the whole community. In addition, the school should not only focus on educating in common subjects, but must prepare all of these people to cope with bullying and cyberbullying. The key is to educate, not control, or censor. Do not put restrictions on the use of the mobile or the internet.

    By: Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues

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  8. The topic I am going to deal with in this composition is cyberbullying, so it is important to define it. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

    Currently, more and more people, especially teenagers, are suffering this problem. In schools, teens usually upset other because they don’t like what they are like, if they are shy or not talkative, or even their style of dress. This later becomes in rumours, teasing, lies, and harassment every day and in some of the cases this situation brings the victim to the grave.

    According to a report, education is the key to fight any type of bullying to children. It is said that unless we teach children about cyberbullying and its consequences, it will be more difficult to combat it in the future. Today, there are a lot of campaigns against this issue, so many famous people are eager to help victims, as well.

    On the whole, I think that it is very important to make people aware of cyberbullying, how we can prevent it and also how we can help the victims. In all schools there should be specialists who would offer their support and with whom to speak clearly about the problem.

    Andrea Gutiérrez López

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  11. Nowadays, There are a topic very important that some students have. This topic is Cyberbullying. It's currently reported that up to 69% of young people experience cyberbullying before the age of 18. Cyberbullying is the use of digital technologies with an intent to offend, humilaite, etc.

    More and more people are suffering this problem. Cyberbullyingg includes cell phones, computers, tablets and communication tools including social media sites, messages and chat. It is very important if you are in this case, to tell an adult, teacher or contact with the police because people don't realize of the damage that they are doing

    There are several types of cyberbullying,for example grooming, stalking, moobing, sexting, bullying, etc. The most important differences between Bullying and Cyberbullying are that there isn't where to hide from Cyberbullying and can see many people. The opposite is bullying because it's different from Cyberbullying.

    In my opinion, nobody should be bullied. If you are suffering this problem you should tell it to your parents or friends. Those people don't know what they do because the bullied can be killed. I reckon that teachers should be seeing if a a student is a victim of bullying.

  12. Firstly, I'm going to explain what cyberbullying is and I'll give you some examples. Then, I'm going to write about people who suffer it why it is different from bulying, and to conclude, I'll give you my opinion.

    Cyberbullying is a kind of bullying which takes place using electronic technology, such as smart phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chats and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

    Nowadays, more and more people, specially children and teenagers suffer this problem. According to a study published in 2016, on average 18% of European young people had been "bullied/harassed/stalked" via the internet and mobile phones.

    The differences between bullying and cyberbulling are simple.
    -Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen at any time of the day or night.
    -Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
    -Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

    In my opinion, nobody should be harassed or bullied. If you are suffering this problem or something similar you should tell your close people, such as your parents or friends. They'll surely help you. Finally, talking about the ones who do bullying, I reckon we should punish them, instead of doing as if nothing had happened.

  13. To begin, I'm going to define the concept of cyberbullying. The cyberbullying is the use of digital media to harass a person or group of people, through personal attacks, disclosure of confidential or false information among other means.

    In recent years, this has become very common in all high school classrooms. You could be sitting next to a person who is cyberbullying and not knowing. Why? Normally, people who suffer cyberbullying don´t tell it, they suffer in silence until things become very hard, with even physical aggression. Since cyberbullying doesn´t usually stay behind the screen, the people who do it usually continue with torture in school, the street and other places.

    People who do cyberbullying demonstrate having a very sad and empty life if they have to resort to destroying the lives of others to fill theirs. On the other hand, families of children who suffer from this harassment usually don´t notice anything, perhaps due to lack of communication. Many times families have found out when things were irreparable and their children ended up committing suicide.

    From my point of view, I think that cyberbullying hasn´t yet been treated as it deserves. There are no laws tough enough on the subject and there are still parents who are unaware of the issue and its effects. We must inform both families and students, so they know the consequences of the network, so they don´t cyberbullying and so that if they suffer it, seek help.

    Raisa Martín 2º BACH

  14. Today I´m going to talk about a very important and interesant topic that all teenagers have talked. The topic is cyberbullying.

    Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that takes place using electronic technology. This includes cell phones, computers, tablets and communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying is more dangerous because it can be every day of the week 24 hours. This is one of the biggest problem of internet. Nowadays, more and more people are suffering cyberbullying. It is very important to tell an adult if you are in this case.

    Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behaviour.

    -Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day,7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone

    -Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a wide audience.

    -Deleting inappropriate messages, texts and pictures is extremely difficult after have been post

    I think that no one should be bullied. You really go through a very difficult situation with yourself, you lose confidence in yourself.Remember to tell your close friends and family or an adult.They will help you to go through this. Never shut up and keep it to yourself,you will hurt yourself but more you´re going to hurt your family.

  15. Cyberbullying is the bullying to someone using mainly social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even WhatsApp. Tge bully uses text messages, photos or videos to humiliate or insult someone. Cyberbullying happens most of the time between classmates, but the ones who suffer cyberbullying don't always suffer physical bullying.

    The bullies are usually people with low self esteem, who only feel good when they harm other people. These people don't think about the consequences. They also think that they will be immune by the law because they think the thing they say are anonymous.

    People who suffer cyberbullying think that they are helpless and they feel like they are being watched by the bullies all the time. Another fact is that cyberbullying does out of the schools' walls. People who insult other using social media can insult them from school, from home or from the coffee shop.

    People who suffers cyberbullying often leave social media and feel uncomfortable when they are using it. They become very nervous when they receive a notification on their mobile phones and they avoid meeting their friends, going to school or even get out from home.

    I think cyberbullying is a serious problem. In my opinion, schools don't tell you what it is and how to avoid it and they don't report the cases they know. When they find out a case, they avoid to suspend the bully because they think that the school will be known for the cyberbullying cases, so most of the time is the one who suffer cyberbullying who leaves that school. I think this must change and we have to fight against cyberbullying.

  16. Nowadays, bullying is growing each day more. It is a big problem, especially between teenagers, who are still in school.

    There are lots of ways to bullying, for example, cyberbullying. It consists in a harassment through social media and internet. This affect young people, because every day they are given possibilities with fewer years. Also, when we are surfing by internet we can visit all and share all what we want, without limits.

    For example, if we have instagram or twitter, we can see how people start arguing. This is not cyberbullying but they are related, because we see we see the ease to upload any comment. When this are against a person, for a long time, from one or more people ,we would be in a case of cyberbullying. This is an offense that are against the law,and it can be paid with arrest

    To sum up, I think that all related with internet can be dangerous if we do not use it well. So, be careful with your comments and never sting someone.