The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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Cyber bullying not only looks and feels a bit different than traditional bullying, but presents some unique challenges in dealing with it. Learn from a School Psychologist team, trained in Olweus methods of bullying prevention.
To help educators address this issue in their classrooms, Media Awareness Network has developed a series of four lesson plans, in English and in French, to give students a better understanding of the ethical and legal implications of cyberbullying and to promote positive Internet use.
"n 2006, I had the opportunity to conduct focus group interviews with students on the topic of cyberbullying. I partnered with Dr. Robin Kowalski and Dr. Susan Limber, psychologists at Clemson University who had already conducted a national survey on cyberbullying with students in grades 6 through 8. To build on that knowledge, we interviewed 148 middle and high school students in public schools. We selected schools in part for their diverse socioeconomic status.tudents in public schools.
The hierarchy of Bloom's Taxonomy is the widely accepted framework used by teachers to guide their students through progressive levels of complexity in the cognitive learning process. Here is Bloom's applied to Cybersafety activities.
In the United States, there's no federal law against cyber bullying -- yet. A bill introduced to the House of Representatives last year would make it against the law to "transmit in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior." Anyone found guilty of this crime could face a fine or a prison term of up to two years.
Formspring takes cybercruelty to a new low by making it appear consensual. You sign up for your own account, literally inviting others to bash you with their “honest” opinions. Because it appears consensual, it no longer seems like cybercruelty at all. It just becomes another avenue for teens to communicate, and it desensitizes them to what they’re doing.
Cyberbullying is sending inappropriate or mean messages and pictures to others and/or sharing personal, private information about others through technological channels. With texting and the use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace, it is a big problem facing preteens and teenagers. There are things teachers can do to better understand cyberbullying and help students dealing with it.
The digital citizens of Doolen Middle School have come up with their 5 most important rules for the digital world they live in. We are making posters for every classroom in the school plus the library and the 2 computer labs. The target audience will be every student in the middle school, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.