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While the faceless nature of the Internet can bring out the worst in cyberbullies of all shapes and sizes, it also means concerned bystanders can more easily report wrongdoing without the stigma of public identification, said panelists at a town hall meeting on cyberbullying Tuesday in Chicago and on a live Web stream worldwide . "The same anonymity you use as the bully, you can use as the quote-unquote 'snitch,'" said Mike Hawkins, the coordinator and lead mentor of YOUmedia , a tech-enhanced learning space for teens housed within the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. "There's a lot of different ways where you can empower, and if you can't do it yourself, you can push the social network, you can push the school."
Download the Cyber-safety Help Button, a free Australian Government initiative, designed to keep children and families safe online. www.dbcde.gov.au/helpbutton Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has a range of resources on staying safe online. www.acma.gov.au National Centre Against Bullying www.ncab.org.au
Here you will find key resources to help address the issue of cyberbullying. These include Childnet's cyberbullying film, Let’s Fight It Together, and a unique drama documentary produced by students with accompanying lesson plan.
This site is fantastic for addressing bullying by embedding it into the curriculum. Be sure to check out the lesson plans and also the video. by Oct 24