Cyberbullying- Be the One to Make a Difference

Bullying is a real issue that can greatly affect the lives of those involved. With the increased use of technology, including mobile devices and social networking sites, cyberbullying has become an important bullying topic and nearly 50% of teens and adolescents report being cyberbullied (isafe.org).

Learning more about cyberbullying is important for students, parents, and educators. There are many resources available to help. Below are resources to help educate, take action, and report cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can happen 24/7. There are steps to take when you or someone you know is being cyberbullied.

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Cyberbullying Resources

Stop Cyberbullying.org

Defines cyberbullying and discusses prevention, action steps, and the law related to cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Research Center

Has resources for parents, students, and educators. Lots of great tangibles and activities about preventing and handling cyberbullying, as well as internet safety.

StompOutBullying.org

Discusses the different types of cyberbullying and explains what to do in different bullying situations. A help chat line is available for those being bullied. The site displays news and events about bullying as well as resources for parents and educators.

Stop!t Reporting System

A platform for reporting and managing different types of bullying behaviors within a school district or organization. A mobile app allows students to anonymously report bullying while also allowing them to seek help from their school or a crisis center if necessary. School administrators view incidents, alerts, and trends on the Stop!t dashboard.

What cyberbullying resources, programs, or activities have you successfully used in your classroom?

Sources:

i-SAFE Inc., “Cyber Bullying: Statistics and Tips” http://www.isafe.org/outreach/media/media_cyber_bullying

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