Cyberbullying is bullying by way of the internet and technologies like cellphones. Most online internet safety resources include a cyberbullying section, and NetSmartz is one of my favorites. The site is divided into sections for parents, educators, law enforcement, teens, tweens, and kids.
Explore these cyberbullying resources to learn more about this form of bullying and to find information to share with parents and students:
- Here is a direct link to their Cyberbullying section: http://www.netsmartz.org/Cyberbullying
- There are some .pdf Tip Sheets for various topics, including Cyberbullying, here: http://www.netsmartz.org/TipSheets
- Here are some age-appropriate Safety Pledges: http://www.netsmartz.org/Resources/Pledges
- There are other great resources on here (videos, activity cards, etc.) and there are sections of the site for parents, kids, teens, law enforcement, and educators.
A few other resources:
- http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/cyberbullying/ (see links on left sidebar for parent/child-specific info on “what to do”)
- http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/webisodes/index.html (animated video clips about bullying- webisode 5 is about cyberbullying)
Check out even more internet safety resources here.
(Did you know that Facebooks user agreement states that you must be at least 13 years old to create a Facebook account? Look for more resources soon about tips and tutorials for using Facebook as an educator.)