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Transcript of Cyberbullying
First Amendment Center
“Words that convey ideas are one thing;
that are used as
Students should be free to express ideas about things like politics or religion!
When ideas cause
psychological or emotional harm
they are not protected under freedom of speech
“Censorship doesn’t make schools safer.
On the contrary,
suppressing speech only deepens divisions
“To prepare students for citizenship in a pluralistic democracy that values the First Amendment,
schools must be places that are both safe and free.
safe school is free of bullying and harassment
a free school is safe for student speech
, including speech about issues that divide us.”
It’s important to note that as long as what is being said
isn’t defamatory, threatening, disruptive, or harassing
it is protected under the 1st amendment.
However, once it crosses that line that’s when it can be considered
Be up to date on school policy/law!
Try mediation instead of punishment to avoid lengthy and costly legal proceedings.
Access or distribute abusive, harassing, bullying, libelous, obscene, offensive, profane, pornographic, threatening, sexually explicit, or illegal material.
Violations of the Telecommunications AUP may be violation of law, civil regulations or Board Policies.
Suspension of telecommunications privileges, disciplinary action and/or legal action may result from any infringement of this policy.
What is Cyberbullying?
True or False?
One in Four Students are bullied on a regular basis.
One in five students admit to bullying their peers.
Type of Cyberbullying...
What is Cyberbullying?
80% of students have reported
being bullied online
35% of students have been threatened online
Half of teens
admit to saying
These statistics were brought you by: www.bullyingstatistics.org
1. Nearly one-third of American teens are involved in bullying.
2. Less than 10% of American teens admit to bullying others.
3. Students who are bullied in school are usually attentive students with good attendance.
4. Most students who bully are insecure.
5. Contrary to stereotypes, male bullies are not usually bigger and physically stronger than their peers.
6. Students who witness bullying often refuse to remain friends with the victim and feel guilty for not reporting the incident.
7. Bullies have trouble making friends.
8. Bullies do poorly in school compared to others who do not bully.
9. Most bullies discontinue violent or aggressive behavior in adulthood.
10. If you are being bullied it's best to handle it alone.
Flaming and Trolling
Signs Your/A Child May Be
a Victim of
the computer, cell phone, and other technological devices or appears stressed when receiving an e-mail, instant message, or text
from family and friends or acts reluctant to attend school and social events
conversations about computer use
Exhibits signs of
including depression and/or fear
eating or sleeping habits
TRUE- In a recent Survey,
13% admit to bullying,
11% admit to being bullied, and 6% have been bullied
and also bully others.
FALSE- Students targeted by bullies sometimes avoid school or have trouble concentrating.
They can also develop personality disorders like depression and anxiety!
FALSE- Studies show that most bullies have confidence and HIGH self-esteem.
FALSE- Male bullies are usually bigger and stronger than their victims.
TRUE- Witnessing an act of bulling has negative consequences even if you are not directly involved.
FALSE- Bullies seem to make friends easily, particularly with other students who are aggressive and may join them in bullying.
TRUE- The problem behaviors associated with bullying include impulsiveness, disliking school and getting in trouble often.
FALSE- 60% of bullies have at least one criminal conviction because the behavior carries over into adulthood.
FALSE- Putting an end to bullying requires a commitment from everyone in a school, including teachers, custodians, students, administrators, cafeteria workers and crossing guards.
Students should seek adult intervention and try to stay among friends if they are being bullied!
STAND UP against bullying!
, STAND UP!
and D A N C E !
Be B R A V E,
A Production by:
Director Nathan Connelly
Bullied Student- Joe Bianco
Mean Girl # 1 Renee Hartley
Mean Girl #2 Tricia Bunch
Martial Artist- Master Nathan Connelly