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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens. What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Prevent Cyberbullying Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Report Cyberbullying When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.

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Report Cyberbullying When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed. Steps to Take Immediately Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages.Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. Storytelling In Video Games May Improve Social Skills, Emotional Capacity In Kids With Autism Video games have been blamed for fostering antisocial behavior and an early sedentary lifestyle in children, but a new perspective on the games may shine a light on some key benefits. A combined research effort from Germany and Austria investigated why people enjoy playing video games and what benefits they may be providing the autism community. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found non-violent storytelling games could actually be helpful in curbing certain social aspects of autism. "The motivation to engage in and enjoy video games corresponds with principals that apply to human motivation in general," said the study’s lead author Daniel Bormann of the University of Freiburg, in a press release. The entire concept is based on immersion and the “theory of mind,” which explores how storytelling allows players to access the mental states of others. A player experiences immersion in a video game much like a moviegoer.

Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom One of the most newsworthy incidents this summer was the tragic murder of nine African American parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect in the crime, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, is a white man who was known to be heavily influenced by online white supremacist hate speech, most notably from the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that now functions primarily as an Internet clearinghouse for racial fear-mongering "news" stories. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Konner Sauve, an 18-year-old high school senior, made headlines in June when he revealed that he was behind the yearlong anonymous posting of 650 photos and kind messages to other students at East Valley High in Yakima, Washington. Sauve said, "I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people. To shed a positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares."

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship The greatest software invented for human safety is the human brain. It's time that we start using those brains. We must mix head knowledge with action. In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship.

How to Protect Your Kids From Cyberbullying Cyber bullying can happen any time of the day. Teenagers use cell phones and computers to harass others by sending malicious text messages, uploading embarrassing photos or videos on websites, or taking over someone's social media profile or creating a new one. Although it takes place in cyberspace, there are several things you can do at home to protect your children from being harassed online. These tips will help you get started. Prevent Cyber Bullying

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