Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying Information By: Nani Owen EME 5405 Summer 2011 Information taken from Pinellas County Schools Prevention Office training on Cyber- Bullying
National Stop Bullying NowCampaign websitehttp://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
Stop Cyber-Bullying Send message clearly stating, “Do not contact me again or I will contact the authorities.” Contact ISP, forward message and request the account to be terminated http://www.cyberbully.org http://whos.net Contact local sheriff’s office
Cyber Stalking Legislation in Florida 2003 Florida Legislature amended the states “stalking statute” 784.048 to include “cyber stalking,” which equates to electronic bullying in cyberspace. Penalties for acts under this statue range from a first degree misdemeanor to a third degree felony.
Tips for Educators Educate faculty, staff and students Address cyber-bullying in anti-bullying policies Contact law enforcement when appropriate Substantial disruption School equipment Occurred at school
Tips for Kids Keep personal information to yourself Never post a picture Always use neutral username Don’t give password to anyone but parents Tell adult if cyber bullying occurs Keep anything sent by the person who is cyber bullying
Tips for Parents Create rules for internet use Educate yourself and your child Know what your child is doing online Learn the language Don’t allow solitary surfing Don’t rely solely on technology to protect kids Know your child’s e-mail accounts, profiles, IM screen names, ect.