What is Happening?
- Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
- More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber-threats online.
- Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
- Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs
The Cyber Bullies By Sandy Nobody
the cyber bullies
like to hide
you want to know
cause in real
the games they play
the hurt they make
they cant get away
in real are small
they are very tall
they hide behind
a computer screen
is their dream
in real life
they cannot be mean
so they make nice
they arent what they seem
can be almost anyone
moms and dads
kids out for fun
are every size and shape
they think they are great.
They let us know how we can stand together to be strong against bullies!
Not In Our Town
Top 5 for Good Citizenship: Honesty, Compassion, Respect, Responsibilty, Courage
Think About It, It Can Be Tough
Truth in Friendship
Imagine that a friend is going to do a comedy act in a talent contest. He tells you the jokes from the act. The jokes are awful. Do your tell him? If so, how do you say it?
Test Your Compassion
You find out that a friend had no time to study for a test because she had to help around the house when her mother was sick. So your friend cheats on the test. What do you say to her? What do you do? Do you tell the teacher?
Imagine that you live near an elderly couple. Two or three of your friends are visiting you and they see the two old people. Your friends start making fun of the elderly people behind their backs. What, if anything, do you say to your friends? What might happen if your neighbors overhear what is going on?
Be Kind: Rewind for Responsibility
Lots of little things make up good behavior, such as rewinding rented movies, not littering, keeping quiet when people need to concentrate, and returning library books on time. Make a list of small responsibilities. (That part of the activity might be done in small, cooperative groups.) Then try to think of a situation in which you fulfilled one of the small responsibilities. Think of another situation in which you did not fulfill a small responsibility. Are the "little" things really that important? Why or why not?
It Takes Guts
Imagine you're playing basketball with a friend. Some kids come up and take your friend's basketball. Create more specific details about this kind of situation, and then describe what you would do.
What About YOU?
- It's important to remind yourself why you are special!
- Let others know what you like and what you don't like
- Help others understand what they do not know about you
- Help others understand who you are!