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Artifact 2 cyberbullying

  1. 1. Today’s technology has brought a newdimension to bullying, cyberbullying, and it’s onthe rise.What is cyberbullying, exactly?"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented,threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwisetargeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet,interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has tohave a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated bya minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, itis plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adultcyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER calledcyberbullying
  2. 2. Here are some alarming statistics: 1-5 students reported being cyberbullied – similiar to traditionalbullying 1-5 students admit to being a cyberbully -compared to 8% intraditional bullying- THAT’S DOUBLE!!! 10% of students report being both“But bullying is doubly dangerous because if leftunattended it can rapidly escalate into even moreserious violence and abuse. Just as you have gatewaydrugs, bullying is gateway behavior.” – ArneDuncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
  3. 3. WE KNOW THAT:Cyberbullying can effect the emotional, social and academichealth of our students.So What Can We Do?1. Develop Good Digital Citizens2. Provide Ongoing Bullying Education3. Promote Kindness Toward Each Other
  4. 4. Digital Citizenship:Digital Citizenship is a concept which helpsteachers, technology leaders and parents tounderstand what students/children/technology usersshould know to use technology appropriately. DigitalCitizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is away to prepare students/technology users for asociety full of technology.
  5. 5. Suggested Lessons/Activities :The website below provides three digital citizenship activities: Digital Citizenship and the 21st Century Digital Compass Activity Digital Driver’s LicenseThese lessons should take 2-3 class periods depending on thetimeallowed for discussion. You can end with students signing a Digital Citizenship Pledge
  6. 6. Suggested Lessons/Activities:The following website has a great set of four lessons that will helpyou educate students and parents about cyberbullying. Each lessonincludes student activity sheets. There is also a Home Connectionshandout for students to discuss with their parents. Cyberbullying: Not a Pretty Picture Cyberbullying: Who, Me? Why Should I Care? Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line Dealing With Cyberbullying
  7. 7. Here are some other suggestions: Have the school resource officer, speak to your class or teamabout internet safety and the consequences of in appropriateonline behavior Have the technology teacher do a “Facebook Makeover” for yourstudents , team or afterschool with parents Have students create PSAs throughskits, videos, podcasts, posters and other visuals to Stand–Upagainst bullying/cyberbullying Create a team wide contest for the best PSA and air it on theWMS newsOther Resources:
  8. 8. One thing that we, as a learning community, canrequest is an anonymous tip resource forstudents, adults or others to report bullying.One company that can help accomplish this goal isSchoolTipline. Visit their website to obtain furtherinformation.Let’s start a community dialogue to garner supportand funding for this tool to combat bullying in ourschools.
  9. 9. No act ofkindness, nomatter howsmall, is everwasted.-Aesop
  10. 10. We might not be able to do a 24 hour or even a 12 hour Random Acts ofKindness (RAK) activity like Michael and BU, but here are some things youcan try in your classroom or team: Caught Your Caring! Campaign Kindness Wall Toothpaste Activity Coin Jar Donation Project Have a RAK hour each week or month Create a Kindness video with film and photos of students doing RAKOther Resources:
  11. 11. 1000. (2011). Retrieved from Awareness Week Created and Coodinatedby Bill Belsey President, (2012). Bullying Awareness Created and Coodinated by Bill BelseyPresident, Retrieved August 14, 2012, fromhttp://www.bullyingawarenessweekBusiness-Cliche Mythbusters #1: Can you put toothpaste back in the tube? on Vimeo. (n.d.).Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here. Retrieved August 14, 2012, from (2012). CyberSmart! Student Curriculum. Retrieved August 14, 2012, from, A. (2012, August 11). The myths about bullying: Secretary Arne Duncan. Retrievedfrom
  12. 12. Kitchen - Cyberbullying Prevention Commercial - YouTube . (n.d.). YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.Retrieved August 14, 2012, from (2011). SchoolTipline. Retrieved August 14, 2012, from 2011: Bullying and Adolescent Health - The Office of Adolescent Health. (2011). United StatesDepartment of Health and Human Services. Retrieved August 14, 2012, from (2012). Digital Citizenship. Retrieved August 14, 2012, from cyberbullying: What is cyberbullying, exactly?. (n.d.). STOP cyberbullying: Cyberbullying – what itis, how it works and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies. Retrieved August14, 2012, from