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leadinginnovation2012 - Cyberbullying

The access to technology and social media sites makes it very easy for users to abuse their privileges on the internet and bully their peers. Cyberbullying has subsequently been defined as "when technology, internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person," [National Crime Prevention Council]
Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels, ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation. This is an area schools must address, however this topic often eclipses all other discussion pertaining to the other areas of Digital Citizenship.

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Watch the video about the consequences and solutions to Cyberbullying.

Though this video is intended for parents, how can these solutions transition for educators?

TOP 10 Tips For Educators (From Cyberbullying.us)

An Educator's Guide to CyberbullyingCyberbullying ToolkitSTOP! Cyberbullying: Prevention

Additional Media:Video Cyberbullying: Educator Toolkit: Stand Up, Don't Standby
Cyberbullying and Online Relationships: Educational Videos

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CyberAngels, www.cyberangels.org. Its resources offer no-nonsense tips on a variety of topics that are relevant to teens, including dating services, cyberstalking, e-mail privacy, and the dangers of filesharing.

Media Resources:
Video courtesy of CommonSenseMedia.org