To prevent cyberbullying and ensure normal
psychological development of our students and
good relationship with their society.
1.Educating parents about digital citizenship
concept, and the danger of cyberbullying.
2.Encouraging parents to discuss with their kids
about internet friends and chatting.
3.Enhance the communication, interaction and
collaboration between educators and parents
(home and school) to prevent such problems.
OBJECTIVES OF THIS ACTION
What is Digital Citizenship
• How to use technology in appropriate, and
• Is the concept that helps us as teachers and
parents to learn what our students and kids
should know to be able to use technology
appropriately and responsibly. Consequently, we
can prepare them for community full of
It is an important issue!
• The rate of technology using by young people is
• According to the Pew Internet American Life
Project 93 % of children and teenagers are
• 75 % of them have their own cell phones.
• 73 % are using MySpace or Facebook.
Digital Health & Wellness
• Is to protect students and kids from
physical and psychological hazards
related to technology use.
• Unsafe use of technology is
associated to physical and
• Physical issues: Eyes related issues,
sound ergonomic practices and
repetitive stress syndrome.
• Psychological issues as cyberbullying
and internet addiction.
Definition: using communication technology
tools (as cell phones and Internet) to bother
another person and make him/her feeling angry,
scared, or sad usually in repetitive way.
It can be in different forms, including spreading
made up rumors online or through cell phones,
sending bad texts, messages, and posting photos or
video on social media.
According Michele Ybarra
Bully: defined as “ongoing, repetitive peer aggression or
victimization that is marked by a power differential between
bully and victim”
Harassment: ”mean and rude comments,
threatening and aggressive behaviors, spreading
rumors and other annoying or hurtful behaviors.”
17 % of the teens being bullied, were bullied
• The prevalence of cyberbullying ranges
approximately from 10 to 40 percent students.
• 36% of 12-17 years old students had been
• 17% of 6- 11 years old students had been
(Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2006).
Impact of Cyberbullying
Children that have been harassed and bullied online
are more likely to:
•be bullied on person
•have more depression
•poor relations with caregiver.
Cyberbullying: Solutions for Parents: a video by
common sense media in the next slide.
Websites parents may use to improve their
knowledge in cyberbullying, and ideas to prevent
Internet usage evaluation form :
•Each child will be given an internet usage evaluation
form, together with his/her homework. Their parent
has to fill and sign this paper in daily basis.
• The paper includes number of hours the child spent
on computer and internet, type of internet usage
[checklist includes social networking sites, games
information gathering, or others (please specify)]
• This will help parents to discuss with their
children about their internet usage and give
parents idea if there is possibility of
cyberbullying, and take early actions to prevent
• Collaboration and continuous communication
between home and school, making sure kids are
using technology in a safe way.
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