CYBERBULLYING

A rising issue in today's society

Parents:

A technology continues emerging, our students are turning to these devices in some harmful ways. Students have begun to turn to these technologies to use hurtful words and harass other students. This has become known as cyberbullying. According to the National Conference of State Legislatives, cyberbullying is considered "the willful and repeated use of cell phones, computers, and other electronic communication devices to harass and threaten others." The seriousness of this issue is not one to be taken lightly. It is important to educate your children and monitor their internet activities as they will be asked to use it frequently for my class. Students who cyberbully bring this negativity and angst into the classroom so it is important for us to work together to make sure cyberbullying is not an issue this year or ever! I have listed some additional sites and sources for you and your child to look over to help better understand cyberbullying and bullying in general. I would greatly appreciate if you took the time to do so. In addition, I hope you stress the importance of this topic to your child and I am looking forward to working to make sure this is not an issue in my classroom. Please feel free to leave any comments at the bottom as I will be viewing them frequently. Thank you.
Miss Roberts

Additional Sites to View

These sites below explore cyberbullying and some interactive bullying sites. Parents and students are often uninformed and unaware what bullying actually consists of. It's important for students to fully understand the facts on cyberbullying and bullying in general.
  • Cyberbullying - This site is very beneficial for you as parents and students to look over to truly understand cyberbullying. This site will provide you with general information on cyberbullying as well as ways to prevent these issues.
  • Pacers Kids against Bullying - This interactive site will provide students with real stories of bullying, how to determine if you're being bullied or if you are a bully, what to do if you are seeing bullying and some addition games to play.
  • PBS Anti-Bullying - Like Pacers Kids against Bullying, PBS provides information on what bullying is, who may be a bully, what to do, games, and many more resources to help students better understand.

Miss Roberts' Fourth Grade Classroom

In my classroom, I want to ensure that all students are feeling comfortable. Preventing cyberbullying and bullying both in and outside of the classroom is extremely serious to me. Contact me with an additional information.