CYBERBULLYING

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Cyberbullying, the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person, is an unfortunate byproduct of digital communication. Although it’s usually easy to spot — a text message or social network post appears threatening or cruel, for example — sometimes it can also be less obvious. A bully might impersonate a someone online, for example, even opening a fake account for the purpose of posting harmful information about another.

 

It is important to be knowledgeable about this behavior and vigilant in teaching young people how to spot and report it. Hopefully the resources here will help!

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center report:

  • 59% of U.S teens have been bullied or harassed online.

  • 42% of teens say they have been called offensive names online.

  • 90% believe online harassment is a problem.

  • Most young people believe teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at tackling this issue.

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THE BEST CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION?  EDUCATION

We believe in equipping students with the skills and knowledge to know what to do if and when they are treated cruelly (or observe another person being treated cruelly) online or off.

That's why our comprehensive Cyber Civics curriculum includes several lessons that address cyberbullying, such as:

  • Hiding Behind a Screen

  • Real People, Real Feelings

  • What is Cyberbullying? Digital Drama?

  • Be Upstanding

  • Take Stock, Block, Talk

  • You Are the Words You Use

  • And more...

Ask us try a Cyber Civics lesson at home or in your school.

OUR GO-TO CYBERBULLYING RESOURCES

  • Cyberbullying Research Center: Provides the best up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying

  • STOMPOut Bullying. Recognized as the most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization in the world.

  • ConnectSafely: View or print a great free guide on dealing with cyberbullying.

  • Sue Scheff Blog: Terrific articles and resources on bullying prevention.

  • Cybrary Man: Extensive list of bullying links plus catalogue of education sites for students, teachers, administrators & parents

  • NoBully.org: A nonprofit organization that ignites compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying worldwide.

  • Not in Our Town: Short videos and activities to help schools build safe, inclusive environments for all.

  • Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center: Resources to understand and stop cyberbullying.

  • Stopbullying.gov: Information on how to prevent and report cyberbullying..

  • Teaching Tolerance: Lessons and activities for teaching tolerance and bullying prevention.

 

IMPORTANT!!

WHERE TO GO TO REPORT CYBERBULLYING

from the Cyberbullying Research Center.

 

 

Download our 3 Steps to STOP Cyberbullying

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WATCH:

See all of our student videos.

"Cyberbullying: Keeping Kids Safe. Ending It For Good" with Fairplay

"Cyberbulling During a Pandemic" with STOMP Out Bullying

CYBER CIVICS

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