An Educator's Perspective on Cyberbullying

The Ca.pture Project

A youth-driven digital storytelling program to capture cyberbullying stories from our city and to develop open-source digital skill building activities to empower youth to prevent, navigate and intervene in electronic bullying.

How I define cyerbullying
An electronic means of causing another person, or group of people harm.
Where I've seen it happen
In schools, on the television, I've seen its affect on young students and how incidents can be seen and commented on by a large group of people.
What I think happens leading up to, during, and after cyberbullying
Leading up I feel like bullying is happening on a smaller scale, potetnially in person. While it is occurring I believe it is getting out of control as social media cannot be contained. Afterwards, I feel a lot of shame occurs with those who have been targeted and they feel extremely vulnerable and violated.
How can I create a safer space
I can be patient and understanding. I can listen to all parties involved. I can ask for support from other staff or admin in schools.
What resources I use for cyberbullying in my community
In my community I can use youth workers who have dealt with these types of situations as well as guidance counselors at my school. Here is a link for one youth worker resource: Egale Youth OUTreach
This project is supported by a grant from CIRA’s Community Investment Program. CIRA’s Community Investment Program gives back by supporting initiatives and programs that help build a better online Canada.
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