6 Steps to Fight Successfully Against Cyber Bullying

6/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

Bullying in school is hardly a new problem, but in today’s “connected” world, it does not look like it once did. The following are some essential tips to prevent cyber bully actions:

1 Build awareness through anti-bully days and assemblies where cyber bullying is the focus.

2 Teach students and adults to LOOK at what is happening around them. Increase staff and student understanding of online privacy and ethical behavior, digital footprints, and not-so-anonymous virtual lives.

3 Support behavioral changes by assigning a high priority to curriculum integration and information resources. Consider offering a video production class where students create anti-bullying videos.

4 Practice does make perfect. Role-play the different players in cyber bullying. Brainstorm online scenarios that support positive online behavior and reporting online issues.

5 Use rewards and consequences that have direct impacts. Involve parents and the home environment.

6 The largest challenge to combating bullying is not recognizing that it is happening in the first place. Consider adding an anonymous reporting service.

Janet M. Irvine is a former educator and SchoolReach CyberBully Hotline Contributor.

Want to read more stories like this?

Get our Free Newsletter Here!

comments powered by Disqus

Putnam City Schools Designs Charging Station with LocknCharge

MADISON, Wis. (Aug. 17, 2017) – To help refresh their digital le...

zSpace Joins Prestigious Inc. 500 for Second Consecutive Year

Silicon Valley-based Mixed Reality for Education Provider Ranks #305, ...

Renaissance Announces Edmentum as Newest Member of the Renaissance Growth Alliance

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Renaissance®,...

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd time, Curriculum Associates appears on the Inc. 5000 list ...

T&L Partner Post
Tweets