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  • Cyberbully Awareness Workshop

    1. 1. Cyberbully Awareness Workshop MAIS 2006 Conference Cairo, Egypt Shelby Primmett Jessica Delgado Steve Wolf
    2. 2. Workshop Purpose <ul><li>The AISE Elementary School successfully integrated a cross-curricular Bully Awareness Program during the 2005-06 school year. One aspect of the program focused on the issue of cyberbullying. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Define cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Increase awareness of cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Describe school community participation </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introductions <ul><li>Shelby Primmett, Computer Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Shelby approached the administration regarding her cyberbully project idea, which involved making a student centered movie. The success of the project involved the entire elementary school community. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Jessica Delgado, Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica created, developed and implemented the Bully Awareness Program for the AISE Elementary School. </li></ul>Introductions
    6. 6. Introductions <ul><li>Steve Wolf, Assistant Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Steve assisted with providing administrative support and technical assistance in making the movie. </li></ul>
    7. 7. American International School in Egypt Bully Awareness Week
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ A person who bullies looks just like anyone else. Bullies can be big or small, boys or girls, have many or few friends, be good at or not good at school work and sports and can come from any kind of family.” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Introduction <ul><li>Raise awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Implement week-long program </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher resource packets </li></ul><ul><li>Include Special teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Parent newsletter </li></ul>
    10. 11. What is a Bully? <ul><li>What is a Bully? </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who intentionally and repeatedly hurts or intimidates others. </li></ul><ul><li>A person who doesn’t care if bad things happen to other people. </li></ul><ul><li>A person who doesn’t feel bad when they hurt others. </li></ul><ul><li>A person who likes to be in charge and always gets their way. </li></ul><ul><li>A person who believes others deserve to get bullied. </li></ul><ul><li>A person who is bullied at home by their parents, brothers or sisters. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do Students Bully? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Gain power </li></ul><ul><li>To get attention or become popular </li></ul><ul><li>To get material things </li></ul><ul><li>To act out problems at home </li></ul><ul><li>To copy another person they admire </li></ul>
    11. 12. Ways Students Bully <ul><li>Physical Aggression: spitting, tripping, pushing, shoving, destroying another’s things, hitting </li></ul><ul><li>Social Alienation: gossiping, spreading rumors, ethnic or racial slurs, excluding, humiliating </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal Aggression: name-calling, teasing, mocking, verbal threats of aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidation: graffiti, making a public challenge, coercion </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Students who are smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Students who don’t have that many friends </li></ul><ul><li>Students who don’t stick up for themselves or get help from an adult. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will pick on most anybody if they think they can get away with it. </li></ul>Who do Bullies pick on?
    13. 14. What can happen to people who get bullied? <ul><li>Feel scared, alone or sad </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t like school </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t feel good about themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Get headaches and stomachaches </li></ul>
    14. 15. STOP BULLIES <ul><li>Don’t Bully Others: If you are bullying people, you need to ask yourself why you are doing it. It isn’t funny and shouldn’t be fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Help Others: It is the right thing to do and it will stop if many people stand up to the bully. Standing up to a bully can start with you! </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Out: Bullies usually don’t want to talk out conflicts, but you should still let them know how you feel. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore It: Bullies want a reaction from you. If you don’t give it to them, they will often find someone else who will react. Try to avoid bullies. </li></ul><ul><li>Get Adult Help: Very important. Stress this technique. The adults at school are committed to stop bullying. You are being strong when you get adult help because you are brave enough to take a stand against the bully. </li></ul><ul><li>Include Everyone: Try to include everyone in your class. If you see someone who is often by him/herself, ask them to do something with you once in awhile. You don’t need to be their best friend, but try to include them when possible. </li></ul>
    15. 16. How to Help Prevent Bullying <ul><li>Use the “TELL IT” system. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T hink before you react. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E xpress yourself. Clearly state how you feel. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L eave the situation. Walk away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L augh it off. Use humor to defuse the situation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I gnore the bully. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T ell an adult. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Positive Panther Class Pledge <ul><li>1. We won't bully others. </li></ul><ul><li>2. We will help students who are being bullied. </li></ul><ul><li>3. We will include students who are left out. </li></ul><ul><li>4. We will report any bullying we know about or see. </li></ul>Signed:
    17. 18. <ul><li>Books in our Library! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Big Bad Bruce </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kit & Kat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dinosaur James </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bully Trouble </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hazel’s Amazing Mother </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broken Toy (video) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Resources in our library! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Peaceful Classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bully Busting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bully Busters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating the Peaceable School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Bully Free Classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Resources in Jessica’s Office (Room #120)! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Bully Blockers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Queen of Recess </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Push & Shove; Bully & Victim Activity Book </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Felicia Plants Seeds of Friendship (K-2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bullies to Buddies board game </li></ul></ul></ul>Teacher Resources
    18. 19. Highlights <ul><li>Develop a class project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collage, anti-bullying banner, poem, journal entry, skit, stories about ways to prevent bullying. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Blue ribbons </li></ul><ul><li>Class pledge </li></ul><ul><li>High School & Middle School volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role plays, led activities, read stories, performed skits, created banners. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Special teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art: Unity projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music: Songs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>P.E.: Cooperative games, good sportsmanship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer: Cyberbullying </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Definition <ul><li>Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies such as e-mail, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.&quot; - Bill Belsey </li></ul>
    20. 21. Statistics <ul><li>1 in 5 British Teens </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 4 Canadian Teens </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 American Teens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have been “cyberbullied” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>¾ of the bullies were known to the victim, ¼ of the bullies were strangers </li></ul><ul><li>Over half of the respondents admit to saying hurtful things online </li></ul>
    21. 22. 2005 Study
    22. 23. 2005 Study
    23. 24. 2005 Study
    24. 25. Cyberbully: The Movie <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student awareness (small and large scale) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student use of a wide range of technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an authentic product </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Step 1: Developmentally Appropriate Script <ul><li>Rationale & Misconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Risks & Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies involved </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul>
    26. 27. Step 2: Technology Components <ul><li>Broadly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic operations and concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social, ethical, and human issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology productivity tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specifically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Recorder and microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading from peripherals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File Hierarchies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. Step 3 : Alignment with NETS Standards <ul><li>Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide. </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. </li></ul>
    28. 29. Step 4 : Address Opportunities and Obstacles <ul><li>Integration Moments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency of file collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie creation time support </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. School Community Participation <ul><li>Form partnerships with specialists, class teachers and administration </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate strategies in music and physical education classes </li></ul><ul><li>Educate the community re: cyberbullying via the movie and parent workshops </li></ul>
    30. 31. Question & Answer Time <ul><li>What level of awareness exists at your school? </li></ul><ul><li>What resources exist to help fight this social issue? </li></ul><ul><li>How would parents react at your school to this type of workshop? </li></ul>

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