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Cyberbullying What schools and parents are doing.
Statistics Research 14%-27% of students experience school bullying National sample of American youth aged 10-17, 30% reported feeling extremely upset and 24% frightened as a result of receiving harassing on-line messages. Parents and educators are less conversant with technology than children/students
Implications Physical reaction Emotional and Psychological reaction - Relationships Educational reaction (extra curricular) Continued stress – appetite, sleep, anxiety, depression, PTSD, affects eyes, tone of voice, posture, and overall attitude.
Prevention 1. Monitor phone and computer usage everyday. 2. Teach your children the tools to deal with the aggressive behavior and/or disrespect. 3. Be a person that your child will turn to if it is happening to them. 4. Maintain an open and honest relationship with your children.
Prevention 5. Use/teach positive conflict resolution. 6. Be the parent, not the friend! 7. Inform the school if it is carries over to the classroom/trusted adult. 8. Proactive communication. 9. Be a part of the process in supporting youth in your community.
Intervention Measure the severity of the situation, get the facts. (Who, what, where, when) Develop a plan with your child, might include seeking help from school officials or police. Talk with other parents. Encourage healthy relationships by providing opportunities with friends.
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) July 1, 2012 Amends state education law Employee designee Reports to State Code of conduct Training for staff Barriers to success?
What are the local schools doing? Education in use of technology and rules/laws. PBIS/SRO’s Second Step TRIBES Restorative Practices Olweus Bully Prevention Program Character Education/Parent Training Sources of Strength Resources; Are they working? (parent involvement)
Resources Beran,T. & Li, Q. (2007), The relationship between Cyberbullying and School Bullying, Vol. 1 (2), 15-33. http://www.cyberbullying.us/Cyberbullying_Identification_Prevention_Res ponse_Fact_Sheet.pdf http://www.cyberbullying.us/Cyberbullying_Identification_Prevention_Res ponse_Fact_Sheet.pdf www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/ www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/ www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/bullies.html www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/bullies.html www.safeyouth.org/scripts/topics/bullying.asp www.safeyouth.org/scripts/topics/bullying.asp www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/ www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/ http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/bullying