Wednesday, March 28, 2007

[TIPS] Stop CyberBullying Day

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2007/03/march_30_participate_in_stop_c_1.html

Cyberbullying is not new. If you've ever seen an i-safe presentation then you've seen this topic discussed. What a shame that some folks are using this medium to reach out and bully - even THREATEN - others.

But, the above article is from Andy Carvin (the one who brought us the video of Amanda) and he's trying to generate momentum to declare this Friday as Stop CyberBullying Day. Why now? Read this: http://headrush.typepad.com/

I didn't mention this before because I was afraid that folks would latch on to this as the latest reason that they don't allow student or teacher blogs. While this is a serious issue, it is rare, but I'll bet that this new publicity will make it more common - regrettably.

So, if you can, take a moment this Friday to comment to your students about cyberbullying. The i-safe.org site has some excellent resources, and I know that there are many other cites that have excellent resources, as well. If you can stop those in your school form participating in cyberbullying, and others are successful in their schools... we just may eliminate this very ugly side of life online.

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