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This is a concise presentation in support of positive messages for students regarding Internet safety, and specifically cyber-bullying.

This is a concise presentation in support of positive messages for students regarding Internet safety, and specifically cyber-bullying.

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  • 1. Internet Safety Robert Schuetz Fall, 2013
  • 2. Cyberbullying What is cyberbullying? ● Cyberbullying is when a minor is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another minor using the Internet, interactive & digital technologies, or mobile phones. ● Cyberbullying can occur one of two ways; direct attacks, or by proxy (using others to bully the victim, either with or without their knowledge) Why should you care about cyberbullying? ● Students have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyberbullying episode. ● 37% of students report having been bullied online, while 24% of students admit to bullying someone else online. (Cyberbullying Research.US) “Cyberbullying Charges Weighed After Suicide…” - Washington Post 9/15/13
  • 3. Cyberbullying Why do students resort to cyberbullying? ● Cyberbullies can be motivated by anger, frustration, & revenge. Some kids cyberbully for attention, entertainment, or out of boredom.
  • 4. Cyberbullying What can I do about cyberbullying? ● Stop, block, & tell 1. Do nothing - take a few minutes to calm down 2. Block the cyberbully, or turn off the device 3. Report the offense to a trusted adult or support agency - call 911 if you feel that you are in eminent danger. School Support Team: One of your teachers, your administrator, your guidance counselor, the school technology coordinator, the school police consultant. **Any trusted adult
  • 5. More about Internet Safety ● ● Know, understand, and frequently check social media privacy settings. ● Google yourself - check your digital tracks and make sure inappropriate, or false information is not being posted about you online. ● Do not communicate with people that you haven't met "in real life". Your digital footprints are permanent - think twice about what you share online, in email, or in text messages.
  • 6. Credits & Resources ● Schoology Group - "Internet Safety" (online resources, discussion board, videos, games, and more) ● - Internet safety information for students, parents, and teachers. ● Illinois Attorney General - Lisa Madigan's web site for Internet Safety ● - Internet / Cyber safety information for schools and families ● Google Family Safety Center - information and videos for staying safe online ● Common Sense Media - information and resources for educators, parents, and students to make sound decisions about Internet and media use.