Bullying Prevention: Creating a Safe and Enriching School Climate. Adapted from Ft. Worth Independent School District. Presentation Overview. •Overview of Bullying – Traditional and Cyber •Impact on School – Environment – Legal •Safe Students and Staff
Adapted from Ft. Worth Independent School District
•Overview of Bullying
–Traditional and Cyber
•Impact on School
•Safe Students and Staff
–Prevention and Intervention Strategies
•60% of victims were also bullied in “traditional” ways
•55% of perpetrators bullied others in “traditional” ways
Source: Kowalski & Limber, 2008
Cyber Bullying involves the use of electronic technologies to engage in repeated and/or extensively disseminated acts of cruelty towards others.
Teens use multiple social networking apps/tools!
What actions can you take to support these students?
–can weaken normal inhibitions against aggressions
– School officials can impose discipline if speech has or forseeablycould cause violenceorother substantial disruption of school activities.
–Understand the risks
–Know how to prevent themselves from risk and effectively respond-ask for help
–Encourage resiliency and responsibility
–Make wise choices online
–Respect rights and privacy of others
–Do not harm others
–Promote digital civility
–Report concerns to an adult and help others online
– Discipline Report
– Bus Incident Report
As an educator, it is your responsibility to maintain a classroom atmosphere which is comfortable and conducive to learning for all students.
Key Point: How do you remain friendly, respectful, and professional with students without violating the boundaries of professionalism?
– School Computer
– Social Networking Sites
Are you staying safe?