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1 Bullying and Cyberbullying Presented By Principal: Dr. Brook Reynolds Counselor: Phuong An TOSA: Danae Popovich

2 Bullying vs. Cyberbullying Real World Face to Face Overt or covert behaviors Targets often are shy and quiet, possibly new to the school, may be perceived as ‘different’ Bullies believe they won’t get caught, and don’t acknowledge the risk Bullies as victims Online Direct or indirect ‘Anonymous’ ‘Faceless’ Targets can be anyone Cyberbullies believe they are ‘untouchable’ and ‘unpunishable’ Very public! Easy access 24/7 Instantaneous distribution to mass audience Words Gossip, Insults Imbalance of Power Illegal, Dangerous Aggressive Harassment Mean-spirited Cowardly Unethical Cruel

3 Who is a Cyberbully? Someone who capitalizes on online anonymity to initiate bullying behavior –Believe they are anonymous –Feel free (and safe) to commit acts they would never carry out in person –Often unaware of the impact of their actions on others Lack empathy Don’t feel remorse –Don’t believe they can be caught… blame others if they are caught

4 Who is a Target? Anyone can be bullied electronically via –E-mail –Instant messages –Texting –Blogs –Chat rooms –Cell phone photo messages –Social networking sites Often feel helpless Are unsure who to report

5 How are children using the Internet? School uses –Complete homework –Conduct research –Communicate with teacher(s) and peers Home uses –E-mail and chat with friends –Explore topics of interest –Play online video games

6 How do students use cell phones? As a phone As a camera As a calculator To talk with family and friends To text family and friends To access the internet To play games

7 What are the dangers of video games and online gaming? Students spend too much time playing video games –Impact on school success –Impact on health –Impact on social skills Online gaming is internet- based and allows possible: –Interaction with strangers –Access to an inappropriate environment

8 How does the school guide appropriate internet use? Acceptable Use Policy Supervise and monitor student internet use Model appropriate use to conduct research Provide URLs for appropriate websites Teach students how to evaluate the validity of a website Teach students how to cite a webpage as a resource

9 School Data-4 th and 5 th grade Profile 95% have internet access at home 93% of students spend less than 2 hours a day on the computer. 24% of students have a computer in their own room. 55% of families have their computers in a public area. 22% of students have a portable device. 34% of students have a social network account (terms of agreement state that kids must 14 to have a FB account) 38% have cell phones 38% of students with cell phones have unlimited use.

10 Typical Student Uses of Home Computers and Internet Devices E-mail, IM, Skype- 41% Social Networking- 11% Researching- 42% Online Games- 77% Video Games with online access- 28% YouTube- 53% Shopping- 7% Homework-63% Other- 21%

11 Cyber-behavior Passwords –28% have given passwords to someone else other than a family member. –12% had their password used without their consent. –8% have convinced friends to tell their password –6% have used a friends password without their friend’s consent.

12 Online Safety 11% has met someone online, whom they did not know and communicated with them. 12% has shared personal information online (ex. Photos, passwords, name, phone number, home or school address).

13 The following number of students have reported they have experienced some type of cyberbullying 7% of students have received mean or nasty messages from someone. 1% of students state that they have sent mean or nasty messages. 11% of students have read hurtful comments about someone else. 2% of students have passed on hurtful comments about someone else. 3% of students have pretended to be someone else in cyberspace. 2% of students have shared someone else's secrets, information or gossiped without their permission. 5% of students has had their personal information shared without their permission. 4% of students have excluded someone or have been excluded from online groups.

14 Reporting Behavior 10% of students would not tell their parents if they were being cyberbullied 12% of students would not tell school staff that they were being cyberbullied if bullied at school. 7% of students would not tell parents or school staff if they new of someone else being cyberbullied. 15% of students have tried to hide from parents their online activities.

15 How can you and your child protect personal information? Verify WHO students are interacting with online (Do they really know them?) Never share ‘unique’ information with others Never respond to requests for personal information, even from websites that appear to be legitimate Beware of sharing innocent information… age, hair color, school, hobbies, activities Beware of ‘Phishing’ and avoid identity theft

16 How can parents help? Install computer in an open family area, not in children’s bedrooms Collect laptops and cell phones at night for charging (away from children) Set a timer for online gaming or internet use Talk to your children about what’s going on… with texting, Facebook, instant messaging Encourage ‘digital citizenship’

17 NSTeens - Making Safer Online Choices Teach: Problem Solving Teach: How to Make Good Choices Guide: Choosing a Balanced Lifestyle Guide: Talk about online friends and activities Supervise: Technology (Internet, Cell Phones, Gaming) Use Supervise: Pay attention to ‘Red Flags’

18 Title I Meeting

19 This is a time for questions and answers Is anything you would like us to know? There are cards on the table for any questions, comments, or suggestions you might have in regards to Title I.

20 Thank You For Coming Please enjoy dinner and Open House

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