Let's Stop Bullying: Advice for Young People Let's stop Advice for Young People Nobody has the right to hurt other people by hitting them, kicking them, calling them names, spreading rumours about them or by doing anything else which is intended to be upsetting. Bullies try to justify their actions by saying that it is their victim's fault for being different. If this is happening to you tell yourself that it is not your fault, and that it is the bullies who need to change, not you. What To Do Talk to someone you can trust, a teacher, parent, older friend or relative.Be persistent. What Not To Do Don't try to deal with the problem on your own- there is nothing wrong in asking for help.Don't hit the bullies- you might end up being accused of bullying yourselfAlways tell the truth about what has happened. Adult Bullying Bullying is wrong whatever the age of the person who is bullying you. If this is happening at school you can talk to your parents. Working Together You do not have to be a victim to act. Getting Help
Online Safety Guide Home / Kids' Safety / Safety Guide Keeping children safe on the Internet is everyone's job. Parents need to stay in close touch with their kids as they explore the Internet.Teachers need to help students use the Internet appropriately and safely.Community groups, including libraries, after-school programs, and others should help educate the public about safe surfing.Kids and teens need to learn to take responsibility for their own behavior -- with guidance from their families and communities.It's not at all uncommon for kids to know more about the Internet and computers than their parents or teachers. A little perspective from a parent who's been there Just as adults need to help kids stay safe, they also need to learn not to overreact when they find out a child or teenager has been exposed to inappropriate material or strayed from a rule. The challenges posed by the Internet can be positive. Guide to Online Privacy
Cyber Bullying Part Two If you have not yet done so, please read the first instalment of this two-part feature on cyber bullying. "There is a belief that cyber bullying isn't a big deal," says Justin Patchin, PhD, assistant professor of criminal justice in the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. "Like traditional bullying, it's seen as a rite of passage; something that everyone goes through." Dr. Dr. "There are similarities and differences with traditional bullies," says Michele Ybarra, PhD, a researcher at Internet Solutions for Kids, an American non-profit group exploring the phenomenon of cyber bullying. Dr. The anonymity and distance created by the internet and other modern technologies can have other effects. In addition to gender and age differences between traditional and cyber bullying, the nature of attacks are also different. Dr. What parents can do Dr. Dr. Dr. "It took several generations to realize that traditional bullying is bad," says Dr.
Anti-bullying legislation Anti-bullying legislation is legislation enacted nationally or by a sub-national jurisdiction to help reduce and end bullying against students. Canada The provincial government of Quebec initiated legislation providing for anti-bullying laws, with the Quebec law having come into effect in 2004. Federal politicians also debated the groundwork for a national anti-bullying strategy the same year. Philippines The Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on September 6, 2013. The law requires all elementary and secondary schools in the country to adopt an anti-bullying policy. United States History North Dakota's legislature passed and Gov. The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Controversy The National School Safety and Security Services questions the motive behind some anti-bullying legislation. LGBTQ bullying Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying - what it is, how it works and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies what is it? :: how it works :: why cyberbully? :: prevention :: take action :: what's the law? :: stop cyberbullying toolkit :: 2013 Summit Join us for the 2014 StopCyberBullying Youth Summit in New Brunswick on March 22nd, 2014 starting at 8:00am at NBCC Woodstock! Home of "Don't Stand By, Stand Up," StopCyberbullying was the first cyberbullying prevention program in North America. Click here to See Pictures and Videos from the 2013 International Stopcyberbullying Youth Summit Contributions from Montague Consolidated Students for the International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit in Charlottetown on November 9th, 2013.
Cyber Bullying Statistics Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it. Cyber bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phoneSpreading rumors online or through textsPosting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pagesStealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messagesPretending to be someone else online to hurt another personTaking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the InternetSexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person Cyber bullying can be very damaging to adolescents and teens. Sources:
Bursting the Bubble - info for teenagers about abuse, domestic violence, family violence 10 ways schools are teaching internet safety "The student’s job is to figure out which website is the hoax. After students have looked at all three websites and figured out which one is the hoax, they share what they found with their classmates," says one reader in describing a hands-on lesson. As internet use has become a daily part of most students’ lives, students must know how to protect themselves and their identity at all times—especially when teachers and parents aren’t there to help them. Teaching students about internet safety has been important for as long as the internet has existed, but it’s in the spotlight this year in particular as schools get ready to apply for 2012 eRate discounts on their telecommunications services and internet access. To get an idea how educators are approaching this issue, we recently asked readers: “Do you teach internet safety at your school or district? With thanks to our knowledgeable readers, we’ve compiled some of the most innovative and detail-rich answers here. 1.
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