Student Projects

Cyber-bullying Awareness

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Our 6th grade has put together some very serious public service announcement podcasts against cyberbullying.  Five different videos will be showcased to help spread the word to our students and community.  No students were actually bullied.  Stay tuned for more broadcasts.

11 Facts About Cyber-bullying

  1. Nearly 35% of kids have been threatened online and almost one in five have had it happen more than once.
  2. Among this percentage, being ignored and disrespected were the most common forms of cyber bullying.
  3. Nine out of ten middle school students have had their feelings hurt online.
  4. About 75% have visited a website bashing another student.
  5. Four out of ten middle school students have had their password(s) stolen and changed by a bully who then locked them out of their own account or sent communications posing as them.
  6. About 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails.
  7. The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber-bullying are similar to real-life bullying outcomes, except for the reality that with cyber bullying there is often no escape. School ends around 3 p.m., while the Internet is available all the time.
  8. The primary cyber-bullying location where victimizing occurs, at 56%, is in chat rooms.
  9. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber-bullying.
  10. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than four out of ten say it has happened more than once.
  11. Cyber-bullying has increased in recent years. In a national survey of 10-17 year olds, twice as many children indicated they had been victims and perpetrators of online harassment in 2005 compared with 2000.

Sources: 
Stop Cyber-bullying 
Know to Love 
New York State School Counselor Association 
National Crime Prevention Council

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