Presentation on theme: "Social Media and Cyberbullying: Parents and Schools Working Together Robinson Pyramid October 22, 2014 Presenters Jamee Kelley Karen Miller Barbara Brand."— Presentation transcript:
Social Media and Cyberbullying: Parents and Schools Working Together Robinson Pyramid October 22, 2014 Presenters Jamee Kelley Karen Miller Barbara Brand Allison Batty
Our Goals 1. To raise awareness of current Social Media trends among teenagers. 2. Demonstrate positive digital citizenship behaviors. 3.To create a positive, secure, and supportive school climate by fostering responsible digital citizenship.
FCPS Definition Any aggressive or unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” includes cyber bullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.” unwanted harm intimidate humiliate power imbalance repeated severe emotional trauma includes cyber bullying
What Is Cyber Bullying? Using Internet, mobile phone, or any interactive technology to: Embarrass Humiliate Harass Torment Target
Cyberbullying: 2005 Virginia Law If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
● Is your child… ◦ Ready to participate in creating a permanent digital footprint? ◦ Comfortable with friendship face-to- face? ◦ Respecting the rules of the social media community? ◦ Honest about age ● Have you talked ◦ with your child about responsible digital citizenship and cyberbullying?
Twitter “First compliment goes to @briannlynn98 - she’s a an absolute sweetheart. Brianna, your smile and positive outlook doesn’t go unnoticed.” “The only thing bigger than @HagenTyler_2015’s future is his heart. His kindness and humility is so nice to see. He’s gonna change things,” read a tweet. “Mrs. Casey from Guidance is a wonderful lady. She’s helpful to everyone. Tweets can be good!
Instagram Share your life with friends through pictures! Make them private!
ask.fm...a social networking site where users can invite questions from other users on the site or from anonymous users *controversial due to monitoring questions
Yik Yak ●a free, local social-networking app that lets users post "anything and everything" anonymously ●includes explicit content (not for kids) ●Comments distributed to any 500 people using Yik Yak closest to them geographically. ●Identifies user’s location each time he or she opens the app and posts messages (called "yaks") to other nearby users. ●People read and "upvote" or "downvote" other people's posts to rate them.
SnapChat You can only send picture messages through Snapchat and these messages only last for a few seconds. **Can take screenshots of pictures
KIK Messenger... an app-based alternative to standard texting as well as a social networking app for smartphones. *Teens using social networking app will need safety guidance
Vine a social media app for posting and watching looping six-second video clips. Many are harmless, but parents need to be aware that Vine is full of content that is inappropriate for children. *With the most basic creative searching, kids can find nudity, sex, drug use, offensive language, hardcore sexuality, and more.
Slingshot Slingshot allows you to share iOS device screens, Mac and Windows desktops or specific applications. Share with anyone, whether they're across the world or in the same room. Allows quick sharing of video and pictures. But they can’t be seen until someone sends something back to you!
Tinder...a location based dating app allowing users to "swipe" pictures of nearby people to decide whether they like them or not. If two users like each other, then they can have a conversation and potentially meet up. *Anyone under 18 who ends up on the app will be dealing with people who are over legal age.
Who is at risk? ● Youth perceived by peers as ◦ being different ◦ unable to defend themselves/having low self- esteem ● Specific groups ◦ Racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups ◦ special needs ◦ LGBT *
Student Supports ●Teachers ●Counselors ●Administrators ●School Social Workers ●Psychologists ●Dean of Students (HS only) ●SRO (School Resource Officers - HS and MS only)
● Talk regularly with your child about online activities and cell phone use. ● Monitor computer and cell phone use, access communications and usage history if there is reason for concern. ● Disable accounts if used inappropriately ● Know ALL passwords ● Caution your child not to respond to negative messages.
Promoting Safe Online Behavior Communicate appropriately for the audience Keep private things private Respect others Don’t lie, steal, cheat-- give credit! Stand up to it if you see bullying Report misbehavior Follow family rules Think before you text, post or share
School - Parents Partnership Shares what students are learning reinforce concepts & action strategies Communicates when incident occurs Fosters a caring, secure school community Supports fostering of caring, secure school community adopts a solution oriented approach to prevention and intervention Reinforces a solution oriented approach to prevention and intervention SchoolParent
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