It is our mission to help you prepare your students to deal with cyberbullying. With this in mind, we have dedicated this page to providing you with the tools and resources you need.
For more information, please feel free to contact our Internet Safety Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can assist you with a specific problem or send an Internet Safety Specialist to your school with a presentation for students, parents, or educators.
Click below for some tips on how to help your students prevent cyberbullying.
A child or teen can be bullied in a wide variety of contexts—through cell phones, chat rooms, e-mail, instant messages, or Web Sites—the possibilities are endless. Click below to learn more about where and how cyberbullying occurs.
Understanding the motives of cyberbullies can assist you in developing effective prevention and intervention strategies that are necessary to combat cyberbullying. According to www.stopcyberbullying.org, there are generally five types of cyberbullies.
Cyberbullying can have a serious impact on your student's life and behavior. The Internet can magnify the effects of hurtful comments, embarrassing photographs, and other bullying tactics similar to what you may have experienced while growing up. Click below to learn more about how to recognize if your student is a victim of cyberbullying.
Even the best kids can become couch-potato cyberbullies. The Internet provides anonymity and shields kids from the pain that bullying causes their victims. Click below to learn more about how to recognize if your student is engaged in cyberbullying.
How should your students respond to cyberbullying? We do not recommend responding directly to cyberbullies. Instead, we offer a few steps that you can take to ensure that bullies are held responsible.
How do you handle cyberbullying incidents? What is your school's bullying policy? Share your stories with educators throughout the state of Illinois.
If you are interested in having an Internet Safety Specialist visit your school, please contact our office to schedule a training session.
The Illinois Internet Safety Education Act encourages schools to adopt an age-appropriate Internet safety curriculum for students in grades K through 2. It also requires instruction in grades 3 through 12. This law identifies key topics for instruction, including safe and responsible use of the Internet and the risks posed by online predators, identity theft, cyberbullying and harassment, and illegal downloading.
Your school can use the SAFEKIDS presentation to educate kids and teachers about the consequences of cyberbullying. It may be viewed online or downloaded.
If you believe your student is a victim or perpetrator of bullying online, it is important for you to help the individual make a change. Click below to learn more about what you can do.