– In the month of September, 2017 Rockaway schools especially Copeland middle school takes many steps to make their community a cyber-safe one. They try to prevent cyberbullying by making many events and assemblies for the 4th through 8th graders to notice them about the dangers of cyberbullying. All Rockaway schools had assemblies with all the students from 4th to 8th about have now a day’s teens and kids are easily able to reach the internet and how since technology gets better each year, bullying will increase especially cyberbullying because it is online. During this assembly they talked about how technology is way better than before and how in the 2000’s there are way more social media sites that underage kids/teens can go on and not
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Attention Getter: According to Caralee Adams a school official states in her article Cyberbullying: What teachers and schools can do from the Scholastic Inc. in 2014, “42% of kids have been bullied online—1 in 4 have had it happen more than once”.
Is the threat of bullying a real threat to kids today? Bullying has been a threat for a long time in schools and adding the new advances in technology such as cell phones, twitter and facebook bullying is now being done online and school learning is being affected. Schools should have the power to limit students’ online speech because the percent of boys and girls being cyberbullied is raising, teachers teaching ability is being affected, and students learning in class is being affected. One reason schools should have the power to limit their students online speech is cyberbullying is now a problem in the United States. The Cyberbullying Research Center posted statistics in February 2010 saying 16.6% of males between the ages of 10-18 have been cyberbullied and 25.1% of females ages between 10-18 have also been cyberbullied (Doc A).
In the 21st century, Technology has transformed society in revolutionary ways. Anyone is able to instantly communicate with someone else via email, text or social media. Even though instant communication can achieve extraordinary things, it can also be used for horrible things. In fact, one of the biggest problems that schools face is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the act of harming or harassing another person using the internet.
As I entered high school, the prevalence of cyberbullying hit me like a ton of bricks. Over the years, as smartphones became more advanced, there was a shift from verbal and physical bullying to cyber
not so aware of what happens when the teachers or an adult is not around. In the staff survey, when asked, Economics and Civics teacher, Mrs. Larsen, the question, “If you ever saw cyber harassment or cyber bullying taking place here at our school would you intervene?” she responded with, “ Yes! Always, again cyberbullying/harassment is hard to see/ know about.” Staffs from Madera High are not always aware of what students do before or after class, also students most of the time are too scared to tell a staff of what is occurring.
Through out the book, Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, authors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (2015) provide the reader with many real-life stories from teens that have been victimized by cyberbullying. What each of these stories have in common is that in each experience, there were ample opportunities for someone to step up, get involved, and help the victim respond to the abuse. Unfortunately, in many of these stories, those opportunities were missed, and many of the people that could have helped, chose not to get involved. Therefore, with a hope to change the outcome of future cyberbullying scenarios for the better, the authors Hinduja and Patchin (2015) have devoted chapter 6 of their book, Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, to better preparing the reader to respond to cyberbullying, and they provide several methods that have
Schools today are constantly updating their code of conduct due to cases involving cyberbullying. The average teenager has a social media account and can easily access the account at any given time. Many teenagers rely on social media for various reasons which then increases the potential for cyber bullying to occur. Cyberbullying can be seen on such media like, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Cases of cyberbullying between teenagers have created a great dilemma upon parents and school districts. Since online bullying is not done face to face, the bully feels more daring and aggression towards the victim. Most of these cases have ended in tragedy and were not taken care of correctly by administration at schools. Bullying and harassment
Cyberbullying affects middle schoolers and middle school faculty which forces them to address the issue although some believe they should not. Counselors are sometimes confused on how to help the person who is being cyberbullied and the bully because it does not happen during school hours and it could violates the student's rights. Teachers have also said that they can not tell when it is happening and do not plan to baby sit it. This is understandable because teachers are there to teach. Some do not feel it is necessary to spend more time watching the students than to teach them. Counselors now are taking the time to have group discussions with students to talk about various ways of bullying. Counselors main goal should be pointing out the importance of treating everyone equally and
Bullying is at an all-time high. It’s not just happening in the school but kids are harassing others through the internet. Our children have easy access to the internet and the parents aren’t monitoring their activities. Kids are killing themselves or making plans to kill large amounts of people because of how the bullying has effected
This problem has become more pressing and has been a greater focus in the media. Social media has also brought the issue to the forefront in the last several years and, itself, plays a role in today’s age of bullying, cyber bullying. The Matt Epling Safe School Law (2011/2014) was amended in 2014 to add a section specifically directed at cyberbullying. The legislation identifies bullying as anything that is composed, spoken, acted out, or conveyed electronically. These acts are said to disrupt educational opportunity, impart emotional disturbances, influence physical and mental health, and/or impact the daily functioning of the educational institution (Matt Epling Safe School Law, 2011/2014). These definitions demonstrate the severity of the social problem,
Madera High School could be seen as if not a lot is going on however, going into details the staff explain how bullying is a part of a problem that happens on campus. When it asks what is the difference between cyberbullying and online harassment and individual state's “Yes I know the difference between cyberbullying and online harassment. Cyberbullying is when individuals pick on a weaker person online and attack them where as harassment is when an individual bother a person of equal power intentionally”. Cyberbullying is also a way that students in Madera High School get bullied, it demonstrates that 212 students have been involved of saying something negative about someone online, including subtweeting. This not only proves that students
This study presents findings that emphasize the need for effective implementation of policies and procedures to address cyberbullying in middle schools. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of middle school administrators about cyberbullying in a large urban school district in Texas. Although this data added to the limited research about cyberbullying in middle schools, impending studies should include high schools and possibly elementary schools. High school administrators could potentially provide a different viewpoint for each category included in this study. Also, future research should include staff and students providing their perception and completing a cyberbullying survey. It is also probable that different
The issue of cyberbullying affects not only students, but all members in the community. Each member of the community has an important role in developing approaches to address and prevent cyberbullying. In order to successfully implement a modified version of Olweus’ Bullying Prevention Program to address cyberbullying in San Antonio Independent High Schools, we must first identify the key stakeholders who will support this intervention.
ith social media spiraling out of control, cyber bullying and cyber threats are becoming the scary norm. On Thursday February 7, 2013 over 2,900 students didn’t show up to school and many more were checked out early.
While social media and electronic means for communication have been around the better part of fifteen years, the past ten years have overall shown increases in cyberbullying. Although bullying in general over the past decade has been at a consistent rate, or in some cases even declining, cyberbullying on the average has been rising over the past decade. Statistics regarding