Cyberbullying is the use of technology for social cruelty, which can include harassment, impersonation, denigration, trickery, exclusion and stalking. Cyberbullies may use email, chat rooms, discussion forums, instant messaging, cell phone text messaging or popular teen web sites such as Facebook.com. (Info from CTAP)
It is more important than ever to think about the consequences of our actions - especially when we are connecting online with others. Once information is 'out on the web' it is out of our control and what may have started off as an innocent prank can lead to dire consequences for both the perpetrator and the victim. Think before you act.
Here are some resources that explore the issue of cyberbullying.
Solutions and Prevention of Cyber Bullying Among Youth
A 2020 Guide
A comprehensive cyberbullying Guide for parents
Provides an easy to follow comprehensive guide on cyberbullying. Useful for teachers as well as parents.
ReachOut.com is an Australian online youth mental health service. The cyberbullying blog provides practical advice and tools about cyberbullying.
MTV's A Thin Line
Interactive tools engage older kids in defining what it means to 'cross the line"
LGBTQ cyberbullying: A guide for parents and educators
LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk of being bullied online. The resources here offer advice for parents and help LGBTQ cyberbullying victims.
Be an Upstander - not a bystander
Cyberbullying - Kids Helpline
14 Signs of Cyberbullying in the Classroom
What is cyberbullying and what can I do about it?
Cyberbullying in words and images
Word clouds are a powerful way to portray a range of concepts. Using a word cloud generator, and the curation tool Padlet, students created the following word clouds about cyberbullying after reading information on the internet.