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An Invisible Epidemic in Our Schools: How Cyberbullying is Taking Young Lives

What is Cyberbullying? And why is this technology-related crisis leading some students to perform one of the most unthinkable acts---the act of suicide? How can we as teachers provide awareness of Cyberbullying and its impact on students and parents alike? Are there ways that we can all collaborate together as one to fight this "invisible" online epidemic? This collection will provide answers to these questions as well as ways that we learn from the past so as to help protect current victims.
A Collection By Sara Kaplan
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An Invisible Epidemic in Our Schools: How Cyberbullying is Taking Young Lives
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Show your students this very powerful and useful film that encourages victims of cyberbulling to feel alright about asking adults for help, and to not suffer in silence.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Refer to this free online guide that provides resources for "administrators", "kids and teens", and "parents" as well---helping keep everyone connected. This E-Kit is a must for all who care about the safety of our youth.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Discover some simple and fun ways to teach young children about how they can be safe on the internet. It's a sensitive subject, and I would alert parents before using these activities in your classroom, in case their kids have any questions when they come home. I would also send some information home with them, as well as follow up with a Q & A with your young students.
  • opencolleges.edu.au
    opencolleges.edu.au

    15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Bullying

    10 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Explore a list of ways you can help spread awareness about Cyberbullying in your own classroom. Reach as many students as you can! Inspire others to do the same.
  • bullying.about.com
    bullying.about.com

    8 Reasons Why Victims of Bullying Do Not Tell

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn why it's not always obvious that a student is being bullied, and what you as a teacher can do to help!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    In this film you will see how cyberbulling resembles "a virus", as portrayed by the narrator and main character in this film. We follow one student who is being cyberbullied, and are shown examples of cyberbullying. We are also given a suggestion of how to call attention to the issue of cyberbullying. It is a wonderful video to show to middle school students who are new to the concept, as it is a great metaphor for cyberbullying and paints a sobering picture of what it is like to be a victim.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn the signs of Cyberbullying and the sad statistics of this online pandemic. Discover ways that you can take action to put a stop to this harmful and potentially deadly affair.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    This short film is a very powerful portrayal of how one young woman is driven to the tragic act of suicide after being tormented by a cyberbully. It is a tough thing to watch but makes the point across as to how serious cyberbullying is. In the film the woman winds up drowning herself. It implies that she walks into the water with the resolution of not coming back, and then shows part of her body lying still on the ground afterwards. It doesn't show her face but it might be traumatic to some.