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Cyberbullying is far too common in the present day. This form of bullying is often psychologically negative actions taken towards another student or teacher using online resources.
Platform Examples: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
What to do as an Educator
In Person: Stop, Know, and GO.
Stop the problem at hand.
Know who to report it to.
Go to an authority.
Online: Think, Don't Respond, and Block.
Think about what you post.
Don't respond to bullying online.
Block the user.
If Cyberbullying Crosses Over to Harassment
The penalty for misdemeanor harassment is a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a fine of $2,500, or both. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 13-707, 13-802.) The penalty for misdemeanor threatening or intimidating conduct is a maximum sentence of six months, a fine of $2,500, or both. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 13-707, 13-802.)
When it comes to dealing with a situation such as this, there is a wide range of actions one can take, ranging from a conference with the student to a long-term suspension. Unfortunately, there is an infinite amount of scenarios that could occur which makes it impossible to detail what to do every time, but in general it is best to simply sit down with the student(s) and figure out what is going on, and then escalate it from there if necessary.
What did you Learn?
There are many forms of bullying: cyber and in-person. It is important to act on anything that could be a form of bullying and since there are so many forms of bullying it is important to tell an adult. Also, do not respond to the post or a person bullying, report it!
What is Cyberbullying in Arizona?
Arizona law makes it a crime for any person to harass another person and includes harassment done via electronic means (such as telephone, the Internet, social media sites, texting, email, instant messages, or other similar means).
Under Arizona law, bullying and cyberbullying are referred to as harassment and threatening or intimidating another person. Arizona law defines harassment as conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to be “seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed” and that, in fact, does have that effect on the person targeted. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-2921.)
Scenario 3: Cyberbullying
Annie, James, Sofia, & Shiloh