CyberBullying Issues and Prevention for Principals
Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats pose a complex set of issues for school leaders. One study done by the PEW Internet & American Life Project showed that 32% of all teenagers surveyed who use the internet say that they have been targets of a range of annoying and potentially menacing online behaviors. This risky online behavior has the potential for impact on school grounds and poses a whole host of potential disciplinary issues and social emotional issues for principals, counselors and teachers to address. And unlike school based bullying, cyberbullying continues off school grounds and outside the school day. What can we do?
Essential Questions Include:
• What is Cyberbullying? What are Cyberthreats?
• What are the risks and concerns for students?
• Why do kids cyberbully?
• What methods are kids using to bully online?
• What does the research say - how much of a problem is this and who's effected the most?
• What happens when teachers are targets?
• What can principals and school leaders do?
• What does the law say we can do to prevent or address cyberbullying issues?
• What can technology support professionals do to help?