Technology is part of our everyday relationships, and it opens the door to technological relational abuse – cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text and can be as damaging as face to face bullying. Utilize the tools below to help your students and other technology users understand how dangerous cyber-bullying is and know how to effectively prevent and respond to it.
Most youth do not engage in cyberbullying. In Broward County our cyberbullying rates are significantly lower than the nation. Approximately 3 students out of a class of 25 report being cyberbullied (YRBS 2015). Some do, but most don’t. But we want to get those rates even lower!
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Access our list of internet safety curriculum here.
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B4UClick: B4UClick aims to create a way to educate, communicate, and provide a method of reporting online abuse to children and adolescents.
Common Sense Media – Provides numerous Family Tip Sheets for parents as well as lessons on online safety, cyber citizenship, and cyberbullying.
iKeepSafe.org Teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school.
NetCetera: The Net Cetera online toolkit offers free resources for teachers, parents and students which teach online safety. Resources include presentations to parents or teachers, student videos for the classroom, and free booklets for distribution.
NetSmartz 411 Parents’ and guardians’ premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web
SafeFlorida.net, a Florida website dedicated to fighting Cybercrime and supporting Cyber Safety.
Sextortion: If you believe you’re a victim of sextortion or know someone else who is, call your local FBI office or toll-free at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Web Wise Kids: Web Wise Kids (WWK) is a national nonprofit organization that specializes in interactive computerized games on internet safety topics.