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Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Resources

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                                      Cyberbullying:

The willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. 

 

In other words, cyberbullying is when students use technology to harass, threaten, humiliate, or otherwise hassle their peers.  On this page, you will find a number of resources to help keep your children safe in the digital age.

 


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  A vast resource, filled with useful tools and information.  On this site, you can find the following:

An extensive fact sheet detailing practical steps that educators and parents can take to prevent cyberbullying as well as to know how to spot and respond to it.  

 


Common Sense Media

A comprehensive guide for parents and educators to all types of media.  You will find movie/game reviews, educational app/game recommendations, and tips for keeping your students safe.  Specifically related to cyberbullying, you may want to explore:

 


Netsmartz Workshop

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An interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.  The site includes information for parents, students, educators and law enforecement related to a range of topics from cell phones to internet safety to social networking and much more.

On the cyberbullying page for parents, you will find

  • Common forms of cyberbullying
  • Signs your child may be a victim of cyberbullying
  • Tips on how to protect children from bullying
  • Discussion starters

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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A tipsheet from the CDC entitled Technology and Youth:  Protecting your Child from Electronic Agression


Stopbullying.gov

A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the parent page includes links to information about recognizing warning signs, the effects of bullying, tips for talking to your child and for working with a school, and much more.