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Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

 

Bullying has always been a problem with young people inside and outside of schools, but interactive Internet technologies have provided a digital/virtual forum for these activities and issues. This session explores cyberbullying problems, resources, and potential ways schools, communities, and leaders can address these issues. Internet safety discussions should involve more than just saying DANGER! DANGER! We need ongoing digital dialog to promote ethical decisionmaking and the constructive use of powerful digital technologies.

Video clips related to this topic are linked on my "Videos for Professional Development page" under the heading "Cyberbullying Prevention, Internet Safety, Safe DSN."

Social Networks

A podcast recording of the panel discussion on bullying I participated in at the Oklahoma Safe and Healthy Schools conference] on November 1, 2006.

Articles

  1. Addressing Cyberbullying in Schools - An article for the Winter 2007 edition of The TechEdge magazine
  2. Schoolboards: net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school (7 August 2007)

     

  3. According to the Pew Research Center, 20 million kids between the ages of 12 and 17 use the Internet, almost 87% of all US teens. Of those, 60% say they have been contacted online by a stranger, and 15% admit to lying about their age to gain access to an adult web site (including one out of five boys surveyed). Almost half (45%) of teens have used the Internet to post or send photos of themselves. In addition, new research shows the Internet is a growing gathering place for “marginalized” teens engaged in self-injury and other harmful practices. In these online communities, such behavior is often normalized.
  4. Principal sues students, parents over MySpace page - 05 Sept 2006
  5. When 'digital bullying' goes too far - 22 June 2005
  6. Teen gangs find voice on Web - 1 June 2006

Solutions

  1. stopcyberbullying.org - Actively oppose Cyberbullying proactively in your area
  2. Tolerance.org - Fight hate and promote tolerance
  3. Teach and support safe digital social networking via Think.com, Imbee.com, teacher-moderated Moodle environments, and classroom blogs.
  4. Digital Dialog: The goal of this website is to provide parents and other care-givers with resources, ideas and links related to encouraging regular communication between younger and older learners about safe, appropriate, and fun uses of digital technologies.

Books

  1. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  2. Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom by Jane Ed.D. Nelsen, Lynn Lott, H. Stephen Glenn

Resources

  1. www.stopbullyingnow.com
  2. www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
  3. 'Talking the Talk': A Quick Introduction to Knowing What People Are Saying to Each Other in Cyberspace
  4. Center for Save and Responsible Internet Use
  5. CyberBullying.org
  6. Stop Text Bully (cell phone SMS and IM)
  7. Bullying.org
  8. Bully Free by Dr. Allan Beane
  9. Bully Free Kids
  10. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  11. Bully Police USA: A watch-dog organization advocating for bullied children
  12. My social bookmarks on Cyberbullying

 

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