Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Information
Young people have fully embraced the Internet and other communications technologies. They send emails, create their own web sites, post personal news in blogs, and send instant messages via computers and cell phones.
Unfortunately there are increasing reports of teens and occasionally younger children using these technologies to post cruel text or images to bully their peers or engage in other aggressive online behavior.
This site provides resources for adults to become acquainted with these issues as well as how to address problems with children and teens. While not comprehensive, these sites reflect broad experience by families, schools, and law enforcement.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. (http://stopcyberbullying.org)
How does Cyberbullying work?
Many examples and scenarios
Cyberbullying-- Real Life Stories
Short videos for use with various age groups
A straightforward discussion and resource segmented for different age groups
What can parents and teachers do?
A comprehensive resource for parents on cyberbullying and internet crime involving children and teens. Many of the materials useful to educators are available here.
Guidelines for Parents
Simple steps to keep children and teens safe online
Report a Cybercrime
Local police also deal with these issues!
Covers a wide range of Internet-related safety issues of interest to home, school, and law enforcement
Edmonds School District Harassment Policy
Includes all forms of harassment
Serious Business of Dealing with Bullies
How parents and children can deal with bullying and intimidation
Treating Cyberbullying as a School Violence Issue
Del Stover. "Treating Cyberbullying as a School Violence Issue. " The Education Digest 1 Dec. 2006: 40-42.
"Protecting kids from each other online with cyberlawyer, Parry Aftab"
PBS Frontline: Growing Up Online