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What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It. Some recent studies show that an astonishing half of workplace bullying and 40 percent of school bullying will go unreported.

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying. Phrases like "random acts of kindness" and "pay it forward" have become popular terms in modern society.

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

This could perhaps be best explained by those who have identified a deficiency in their lives that can only be fulfilled by altruism. It seems there are good reasons why we can't get enough of those addictive, feel-good emotions, as scientific studies prove there are many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits associated with kindness. As minds and bodies grow, it’s abundantly clear that children require a healthy dose of the warm-and-fuzzies to thrive as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals. Patty O'Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education. She reports: Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. A great number of benefits have been reported to support teaching kindness in schools, best summed up by the following. A new twist on cyberbullying. Over the years, I’ve worked hard to teach my students at Darlington School, a K-12 day and boarding school in Rome, Georgia, about appropriate online behavior.

A new twist on cyberbullying

I have spent a lot of time teaching students to “do this” or “don’t do that” online. While I feel this method works for younger students, I’ve come to realize that high school students require a different approach. Older students don’t respond well to lecturing and finger-pointing. For something to stick, they need to draw their own conclusions. Therefore, we need to guide them, not preach to them. That’s easier said than done. Teach consequences After seeing firsthand a few students lose college scholarships due to senseless mistakes on social media, I decided to look for videos or materials that would focus on what happens if students don’t stop and think about what they do online.

The video below, called “2 Kinds of Stupid,” perfectly illustrates the consequences of posting inappropriate content online. Teach empathy. Since When Does Being Popular Mean Having To Put Up With This Kind Of Bullying. Students Break the System of Bullying in English Class. In November 2012, a crying student burst into my classroom during lunch.

Students Break the System of Bullying in English Class

Through sniffles, she talked about how her group of girlfriends suddenly excommunicated her, and were going to great lengths to make it known during their lunch period. It was a story I knew too well, both from watching students experience it year after year, and from my own experiences in middle school. I promised myself when I became a teacher that I would do more to stop bullying, but I had not figured out how. Until that winter, when an anti-bullying experiment that started with a small group of students turned into something much bigger, and became a part of my yearly eighth grade ELA curriculum. 10 Useful Tips to Prevent Bullying in Class (Infographic)

Bullying Prevention. on Pinterest. A Parent's Guide to Cyber Bullying. Cyber Bullying by definition is bullying taking place with the use of electronic technology including gadgets such as cell phones, tablets, computers as well as communication medium such as social networks, text messaging, instant messaging and various other websites.

A Parent's Guide to Cyber Bullying

Explore our guide to cyberbullying Advice. Imagine your child receiving texts or IMs that are mean or spreading awful derogatory pictures or rumors about them. Stopping the bully in your classroom. By Rosemarie Allen Read more by Contributor July 17th, 2014 For schools and classroom teachers to combat bullying, they must understand what it entails and identify it in their hallways and classrooms While bullying has long existed, it has only recently been recognized as a pervasive problem in schools across the nation.

Stopping the bully in your classroom

According to recent studies, up to 30 percent of U.S. students in 6th through 10th grade are involved in moderate to frequent bullying either as bullies, victims, or witnesses/bystanders. This means that nearly one in three children will be involved in bullying at some point in their education journey. With an ever-increasing emphasis on academic outcomes, the link between student behavior and academic achievement can no longer be denied. Setting the tone for acceptable behavioral expectations and creating a positive culture for a school are critical for creating a successful learning environment. How can an app lead to cyberbullying? Educator, administrator and parental awareness is key to preventing online abuse and cyberbullying Can’t remember the name of that great restaurant you went to last night?

How can an app lead to cyberbullying?

How many miles it is the moon? Type any question into a search engine and you’ll likely find an answer and an app for that within a few clicks. One app is taking the curiosity of the average internet surfer to a whole new level. Inspired by the internet’s vast question-and-answer capabilities, founders of created a tool for teenagers to ask and answer questions.

The option allows people to be “bolder and more honest,” according to the website. After the suicide of 14-year-old Hannah Smith last year, Smith’s father found posts on her account telling her to die. 5 anti-bully apps you should know about. With proper use, these five apps can help educators and parents combat cyberbullying in schools No matter what generation you’re from, it’s evident that bullying has consistently played a role in the educational system.

5 anti-bully apps you should know about

In movies, it’s usually the stereotypical intimidating character going for children’s lunch money, or in some cases, it’s the popular kids bullying less-popular students. But for today’s generation, bullies have become more of an unstoppable obstacle for students. While mobile phones have improved communication, they also have heightened the lengths of what being bullied can entail.

With social media and smartphones, everything is open. Just a year after being released to the public in 2013, Yik Yak has become popular for all of the wrong reasons. Resources. Search BeatBullying BeatBullying is a safe social networking site for peer mentoring.


Young people experiencing bullying and cyberbullying can log on and get immediate support from another young person. Visit BeatBullying BeatBullying's YouTube channel.