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  • 1. Cyber-bulling on School Grounds How do we stop it?
  • 2. Introduction to Cyber-Bullying • “when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones”. (Wiredkids, Inc)
  • 3. Why is This Important? • Children and teens are harassed in school on a daily basis with the use of technology and physical harm • “Personal interactions between the bully(ies) and target(s)are occurring at school. It is this combination of online harm and on-campus interactions that presents significant concerns and risks for the safety of the students.” (Willard 2007)
  • 4. Background • Cyber bullying is occurring both within the school environment and off-campus. • Sometimes students are using the district Internet system – during school, during afterschool activities, or at home if the district has a laptop program or allows students to access the district system from home. Students may also use personal digital devices while at school, such as cell phones, digital cameras, PDAs, and personal computers while to engage in cyber bullying. • More frequently, students are engaging in the cyber bullying activities off-campus – but the harmful impact is being felt at school. • (Willard 2007)
  • 5. • Safety is a key issue that presents significant concerns and risks for the safety of the students. • “Because the original harm is being inflicted off- campus, responding to the harmful speech necessarily raises questions about the ability and responsibility of school officials to address this concern, as well as issues related to the free speech rights of students.” (Willard 2007)
  • 6. Example: • Some high school students created a “We hate Ashley” profile on a popular social networking profile. • On this “slam book” profile, they have posted cruel andvicious comments about Ashley. • They invite students to send Ashley email messages telling her how ugly she is and how no one likes her. (Willard 2007)
  • 7. Why Cyber-Bully • Children and teens who cyber-bully are motivated by anger, frustration, and revenge. (Wired Kids Inc) • Entertainment- Get enjoyment from other peoples pain. • Bordem- causes children and teens to have to much time on their hands.
  • 8. Impact on K-12 Education • Follows children home • Cause children and teens to develop a low self- esteem • What kinds of things are going on to stop it
  • 9. Impact on K-12 Education Impact on Children Impact on Teens • Seclude themselves • Drop out from others • Suicide • Future juvenile delinquents • Violent Behaviors such as: • Do not pay attention in class  Fighting  Yelling • Can result in killings  Kill people
  • 10. What is the government doing to stop cyber-bullying?
  • 11. Dark blue- Law prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity Blue- Law prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation Light Blue- School regulation or ethical code for teachers that address bullying of students based on sexual orientation Yellow- Law prohibits bullying in school but lists no categories of protection Red- No statewide law that specifically prohibits bullying in schools
  • 12. The Board of Education expressly prohibits acts of cyber- bullying at any time by school district pupils that may impede education through the use of any school district owned, operated, and supervised technologies. These acts include: A. Sending or posting cruel messages or images; B. Threatening others; C. Excluding or attempting to exclude others from activities or organizations; E. Harassing or intimidating others; F. Sending angry, rude, or vulgar messages directed at a person or persons privately or to an online group;
  • 13. G. Sending or posting harmful, untrue, or cruel statements about a person or persons to others; H. Pretending to be someone else and sending or posting material that makes that person look bad or places that person in potential danger; I. Sending or posting material about a person that contains sensitive, private, or embarrassing information, including forwarding private messages or images. (Elizabeth 2008)
  • 14. Court Cases • Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. - standard allows schools to impose educationally based restrictions on student speech. • Tinker
  • 15. Conclusion • As educators we need to look for signs of children in distress. • School systems need to block ways for students to cyber-bully e.g.:  Restricted access to the internet  Monitoring of internet usage  No cell phones allowed in school
  • 16. References Wired Kids Inc. Author: MisterWiki. http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/what_is_cyberbullying_exactly.html Handuja J., Patchin J.W. 2005 http://cyberbullying.us/permissions.php Author: MisterWiki http://www.cyberbullying.us/pics/01-victimization.gif Author:Archigeek http://www.flickr.com/photos/thearchigeek/90720334/sizes/s/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thearchigeek/90720334/"><a reel="cc:attributionURL" her="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thearchigeek/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/thearchigee k/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY- NC-ND 2.0</a></div> • Author: ange Embuldeniya http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cyberbullying_hurts.jpg
  • 17. References Elizabeth Public Schools February 21,2008 http://www.elizabeth.k12.nj.us/boardpolicies/Cyber-Bullying%20Policy.pdf Author: Campagne . 3 May 2009 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:School_bullying_laws_in_the_United_States.svg Author: Eddie S. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bully_Free_Zone.jpg Wilson Select Plus Article http://0-newfirstsearch.oclc.org.catalog.lib.cmich.edu/WebZ/FTFETCH?sessionid=fsapp8-60785- g08q9nfs- 4hp8t4:entitypagenum=6:0:rule=100:fetchtype=fulltext:dbname=WilsonSelectPlus_FT:recno=2 :resultset=1:ftformat=PDF:format=BI:isbillable=TRUE:numrecs=1:isdirectarticle=FALSE:entitye mailfullrecno=2:entityemailfullresultset=1:entityemailftfrom=WilsonSelectPlus_FT: