CYBER-BULLYING ON SCHOOL GROUNDS Author: Microsoft Presented by Melissa Joinville
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT CYBER-BULLYING? “In recent years, technology has given children and youth a new means of bullying each other” (Cyberbullying).
WHAT IS IT? Cyber-bullying involves posting and sending items that are hurtful to others by the use of electronic devices (Beale & Hall). Author: Microsoft Author: Microsoft
HOW DOES IT TAKE PLACE? e-mail instant messaging chat rooms text messaging websites blogs
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN TRADITIONAL BULLYING? anonymous bullies occurs anywhere cyberspace involved
EXAMPLES? A student sitting in class threatens another student through an e-mail, text message, or instant message. A group of friends post hateful statements about someone on a website.
RECENT STATISTICS? About 1 or 2 out of every 5 students have been victims (Stover).
IMPACT ON K-12 STUDENTS? psychological harm poor school attendance declining academic performance sadness/depression intimidation/fear Author: Microsoft
IMPACT ON K-12 EDUCATION? use of technology unsafe learning environment distracted students
WHAT IS BEING DONE IN SCHOOLS TO PREVENT CYBER-BULLYING? updated anti-bullying policies monitored school computers focus groups cyber-bullying lessons local police department speakers signed permission slips Author: Microsoft Author: Microsoft
WHAT LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE? forty-five states involved legislation prohibiting electronic bullying Author: Microsoft
REMEMBER THAT CYBER-BULLYING… …is a current educational issue …needs action now Author: Microsoft
REFERENCES Beale, A. V., & Hall, K. R. (2007). Cyberbullying: what school administrators (and parents) can do. Clearing House, 81.1, 8-12. Cyberbullying. (2006). Retrieved from http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/ cyber-bullying.aspx Microsoft Office Clip Art Stover, D. (2006). Treating cyberbullying as a school violence issue. The Education Digest, 72.4, 40-42.