People Dealing With People Justine Bratcher EDU352: Foundations of Educational Technology Prof. David Sparks
How We All Deal With One Another “Kind words are the music of the world” F.W. Faber Bullying takes place not only in schools, but in life at any age. When taught to deal with one another not all people understand that all people are created equally. The new wave in bullying is cyber bullying and its time to make it all stop. Technology gives opportunities for greatness but also can lead to hurtful bullying and ridicule.
Where Technology Bullying Takes Place Mobile phones and Twitter Facebook Myspace Tablets
11 Facts About Cyber BullingNearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyberbullying.68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seenothers tell cyber bullies to stop.Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.About 75% have visited a website bashing another student.Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.(DoSomething.org)
Bullying and BullyingThrough TechnologyBullying can be defined as, “unwanted,aggressive behavior among schoolaged children that involves a real orperceived power imbalance. Thebehavior is repeated, or has thepotential to be repeated, over time”(stopbullying.gov).Cyber Bullying can be defined as, “ayoung person tormenting, threatening,harassing, or embarrassing anotheryoung person using the Internet orother technologies, like cell phones”(dosomething.org).
Bullying and How Adults Deal With Others Not only do the youth deal with learning to understand, communicate, deal, live, and coexist with one another but so do adults. “Look to be treated by others as you have treated others” (Publius Syrus). Treating people and others how you want to be treated is a powerful, motivating way to live through life.
Students, Parents, and Teachers Stop Bullying in School Start the end of bullying in school. “Conduct assessments in your school to determine how often bullying occurs, where it happens, how students and adults intervene, and whether your prevention efforts are working” (stopbullying.gov). Engage parents and youth Have policies and rules about bullying Make a safe environment Motivate students to be aware and prevent bullying
Be Inspired to Respect“Let us believe neitherhalf of the good peopletell us of ourselves, norhalf of the evil they say ofothers” (J. Petit Senn).“Never lose a chance ofsaying a kind word”(William Thackeray)
Remember!“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” (William Shakespeare).
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