Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative

Presentation Follow-Up - 9/20/19

Purpose of this Communication

Today the Attorney General's Office presented to our students at Adams and Marshall about the importance of putting an end to all types of bullying and the horrifying consequences that can result when bullying exists. In addition, the presenters communicated the importance of speaking up when our students or someone they know is being bullied. In an effort to make this message to students the most powerful it can be, we need your support from home. We are providing you with resources you may find useful to use with your child. It takes a team to help stop bullying in all forms, and we need all hands on deck.

ReThink App

This is a free app students learned about today that is proven to cut down on cyberbullying. The link to the web page with more information is below.

What is ReThink?

ReThink™ is an award-winning, non-intrusive, innovative, patented technology, that detects and stops cyberbullying before the damage is done! Here is a quick overview of how ReThink works:

  • Teen tries to post offensive message
  • ReThink technology detects offensive message
  • Second chance to ReThink with an alert
  • Teen declines to post offensive message
  • Online hate is stopped. Lives are saved!

Click here for more information.

Social Networking Discussion Questions

Talk to your child about information on profiles and together review all of his or her profiles. Encourage your child to share his or her online experiences. This provides you with questions to consider discussing.

Cyberbullying Warning Signs

This link will direct you to warning signs that may indicate your child is being cyberbullied or the one doing the cyberbullying.

OK2Say Reporting Information

Our 6th graders were introduced to OK2Say, a way to report bullying 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This poster will give you this information to have on hand.