Presentation on theme: "The New Bullies. The Talent Show Vital Stats More than 1/3 of teachers surveyed said social networking Web sites have disrupted their school’s learning."— Presentation transcript:
Vital Stats More than 1/3 of teachers surveyed said social networking Web sites have disrupted their school’s learning environment. 69% Posting of R-rated content 62% Too much personal information online 42% Cyberbullying 42% They’re wasting time! 26% Creation of fake sites for principals/teachers TMI, Dude Survey by a recent National School Boards Assn. survey
Divagirl: Hey, loser, watch your back. tmt323: What r u talking about? Divagirl: Why don't you kill yourself while u r ahead? tmt323: Why can't you just leave me alone? Divagirl: Ugly girls like u need to be put in their place. Example of cyberbullying on iChat (Apple’s instant messaging)
How common is cyberbullying? 90% of middle school students have had their feelings hurt online. 75% have visited a Web site bashing another student. 40% have had their password(s) stolen and changed by a bully. Only 15% of parents polled knew what cyberbullying was. Source: wiredsafety.org
How common do you think cyberbullying is at your school? Take the a few minutes now to talk with two of your colleagues from other districts about the prevalence of cyberbullying taking place among your students.
8 Forms of Cyberbullying Flaming: Using inflammatory or vulgar words to provoke an online fight Harassment: Continually sending vicious, mean, or disturbing e-mails to an individual Denigration: Spreading rumors, lies or gossip to hurt a person’s reputation Impersonation: Posting offensive or aggressive messages under another person’s name
8 Forms of Cyberbullying, cont. Outing: Posting or sharing confidential or compromising information or images Trickery: Fooling someone into sharing personal information which you then post online Exclusion: Purposefully excluding someone from an online group Cyberstalking: Ongoing harassment and denigration that causes a person considerable fear for his/her safety
Taking action on cyberbullying! Cyber bullying is everyone’s business and the best response is a pro-active or preventative one. What do we do now?
What do you have in place? AUP - Who signs it? What are the consequences if its broken? How can students report being bullied? Are there anonymous alternatives? What education is currently being delivered is this area? How early is it being done?
Web Site Tools for Help to Combat Cyberbullying WiredSafety www.wiredsafety.org www.stopcyberbullying.org/ Media Awareness Network www.media-awareness.ca Bully Online www.bullyonline.org/related/cyber.htm More…
Internet Super Heroes www.internetsuperheroes.org/cyberbullying/ NetSmartz Workshop Real Life Stories www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm National Crime Prevention Council - Cyberbullying www.ncpc.org/parents/cyberbullying.php iSafe www.isafe.org
www.cyberbullying.wikispaces.com All resources used today can be found at:
Looking ahead…….. Cyberbullying is harmful to children, and it happens more often than we know. Educators and parents must teach children Cybersafety from an early age so that they can safely interact with others online Communications and conversations with your child/student is important in deterring and detecting cyberbullying.