This post is dedicated to students who have been cyber bullied. My goal is to offer some support, resources, and learning for students. I have embedded several videos and a web site links for students to view. My goal is to support the building of community where every individual feels safe and valued.
With respect to cyber bullying……….
About one-third of online teens (ages 12-17) have been cyberbullied. Girls are more likely to be targeted.
(Lenhart A. Cyberbullying and Online Teens. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007.)
These numbers are staggering. Online bullying is far too common place. Inappropriate decision making (or a lack of decision making) is far too common.
Here is a profound video…have a look. It’s called You Can’t Take it Back. It’s from the web site www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories. If the video doesn’t open from the blog, use the link right here:
Here is another short video along the same lines. It’s called “Your Photo Fate”. Again, make good decisions! It’s from the web site www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories
Again, if it doesn’t open below from the blog, use this link: Your Photo Fate
This 16 year old radio news reporter broadcast this story on the radio on January 7, 2013. She lives in New York City. The title is: Online Shaming A New Level of Cyberbullying for Girls Listen to this story about teenagers, from teenagers
So what can you do about it? Here is a great site for students who have been cyber bullied, check this out:
The site is sponsored by MTV. The point of the site is clear, if you are a victim of cyber bullying, there are steps you can take to fight back and take control. Don’t let bullies win!