Welcome - Bully-Proofing Youth. Internet Safety For Parents. NetSmartz.org. Silencing Cyberbullies. By Cindy Long Ryan Halligan was bullied so relentlessly at school, he finally learned kickboxing to defend himself from the physical assaults.
But when the attacks moved online, he had no way to fight back, and no refuge. Day and night, he received e-mails and instant messages from classmates ridiculing him and calling him a loser. When a pretty girl at school pretended to like him online but later revealed she was only joking, the taunting e-mails and instant messages increased, only with even more venom. Beyond Emily: Post-ing Etiquette. Educators offer guidelines for promoting good online behavior.
Some educators are leading the way to school-based netiquette education with guidelines advising students on what to do, and what to avoid, in online communication. We've put together excerpts from some sample guidelines. Florida Virtual School. Behaveyourself.com: Online Manners Matter. Netiquette becomes a key part of education.
Credit: Wesley Bedrosian From email to social networking to classroom blogs, today's students are online, both in and out of school -- a lot. "She Used to Be Pretty": Schoolyard Harassment Goes Online. The wounds cyberbullies cause can run deep.
Credit: Indigo Flores She was a little big for her age, her face still chubby and prepubescent. She pulled me aside after the cyberbullying workshop I'd just given to a room full of twenty middle school girls.