October is Anti-Bullying Month…

… and so I’ve curated the following resources for you to use as you see fit. Perhaps it is just an image that can start a conversation, or a video clip, or an infographic. They all pertain to an issue that is of growing concern within our nation’s schools – bullying.

Resources

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Cyberbullying Toolkit – Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators

Cyberbullying Toolkit - Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for EducatorsEvery day, you see how cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts your school’s culture. So how should you handle it? What are the right things to do and say? What can you do today that will help your students avoid this pitfall of our digital world?

CommonSenseMedia created this free toolkit to help you take on those questions and take an effective stand against cyberbullying. So start here. Use it now. Rely on it to start your year off right.


Great Free Poster About Cyber-Bullying

Check out the neat snapshot of a free poster available in two sizes for download:

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Cyberbullying: What Teachers and Schools Can Do

Cyberbullying: What Teachers and Schools Can DoFrom Scholastic: Cyberbullying: What Teachers and Schools Can Do: They may not call it cyberbullying. Students may say they got “dissed” on Facebook or that someone flooded their phone with mean texts. Even little kids have been known to hack into Club Penguin to sabotage each other’s games.While most of these incidents occur at home, the problems spill over to the classroom, making cyberbullying an issue teachers can’t ignore.The answer isn’t forbidding technology, say experts, so much as teaching kids right from wrong. As a teacher, you can be a powerful force in promoting a climate of respect. Educate yourself and be on the lookout for signs that cyberbullying is taking place, because you may be the trusted adult a student turns to for help.

The 8 Venues of Cyberbullying

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Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to a recent study by internet security company McAfee, kids are witnessing and sometimes engaging in cyber bullying. Almost one in four of teens claimed to be a target of cyberbullying and two-thirds of all teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, notes the Teen Internet Behavior study.

Prevent Bullying Through the Power of Stories

October is Bullying Prevention Month and nothing beats the power of a good story to help students understand the emotional impact of bullying. Listen Current brings you this collection of public radio stories featuring the voices of young people who have been bullied or been bullies themselves. The speakers talk about developing empathy and the effect bullying had on their lives.

Edudemic: What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying

Edudemic: What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Facts and Infographic from Edudemic – (Website is no longer available): Facts About Cyber Bullying

  • Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online
  • 1 in 4 (of the 43%) says it has happened more than once
  • 81% of young people think that bullying online is easier to get away with
  • 70% of students report frequently seeing bullying online
  • Teens who spend three or more hours per day on social networking sites are 110% more likely to be cyber bullied
  • 1 in 10 adolescents have had embarrassing or damaging photos of themselves posted online
  • … and more …

Five-Minute Film Festival: Preventing Bullying

From Edutopia: October is Bullying Prevention Month, and schools and families across the country are having frank discussions to raise awareness about bullying. It’s a subject that’s grown increasingly complex and troubling over the years: while in-person teasing and harassment has never flagged, new technologies have given rise to cyberbullying, which can be equally as damaging — and even more public. And news of tragic consequences stemming from cases of both kinds spreads quickly through social media.

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

From Edudemic: With classrooms operating more like grade factories, it’s hard to make the case for school-driven empathy. Faced with an endless cycle of memorize, drill, spit back and test, teachers have become the wardens of a new educational reality that pits the head against the heart. Even if educators manage to skate past the dizzying array of standards and value-added evaluations, they must still contend with this fundamental divide: academic rigor, with its unflinching emphasis on measurable success, seems strangely at odds with emotional intelligence, a soufflé of moods and feelings. Which leaves many to wonder — can empathy feel its way back into the classroom?

A Moment for ISTE Standards

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ISTE STUDENT Standard 5. Digital citizenshipStudents understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

  • Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
  • Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

ISTE TEACHER Standard 4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility

Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.

  • Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources
  • Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources
  • Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information
  • Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools

Reflection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNoXxK43Pcs

 

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